Cochise County, Arizona - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a Cochise County Grand Jury indicted former Douglas Police Department Sergeant Theodore Kulkens for Theft.
Kulkens, the former property and evidence section sergeant, is accused of stealing nearly $15,000 in cash that had been lawfully placed into the Douglas Police Department’s property and evidence section.
Kulkens was fired by the Douglas Police Department in September 2013 for unrelated reasons. In January 2015, the Douglas Police Department discovered that money that had been placed into secure property and an evidence safe was missing. Douglas Police Chief Kraig Fullen asked the Arizona Attorney General’s Office for outside assistance to investigate the loss.
Agents from the Attorney General’s Special Investigations Section working closely with Detectives from the Douglas Police Department discovered Kulkens allegedly stole money from at least five different cases between 2007 and 2013.
Kulkens is charged with a class three felony. All defendants are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Assistant Attorney General Lindsay St. John is prosecuting this matter.