Former Charlack police chief sentenced to shock jail time, probation

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CLAYTON, MO (KTVI)-The former police chief in Charlack, MO is headed to jail after being convicted of stealing from the city. Tony Umbertino will spend 120 days of shock time in jail then be on probation for five years. The judge sentenced him to five years in prison and suspended the sentenced pending his successful completion of probation.

Umbertino also paid back $20,000.

A St. Louis County jury found Umbertino guilty of using the city’s credit card to make personal purchases. A Circuit Court judge dismissed two corruption charges earlier in his trial.

Umbertino was the police chief from 1997 to 2004 and again starting in 2007. He was fired in 2012. A Missouri Highway Patrol investigation led to his indictment.

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