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Sheriff: Officer Gave Up 19-Year Career for $200

Sheriff: Officer Gave Up 19-Year Career for $200

Lakeland Police Officer Troy Young.

The Ledger via YellowBrix

January 26, 2010

A Lakeland police officer was accused Monday of checking license plate numbers for a woman connected to missing Lotto millionaire Abraham Shakespeare.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Troy McKay Young, 42, on charges of unlawful compensation, which is a felony, and misuse of confidential information, a misdemeanor.

“For a check of $200 and a plane ticket for his daughter, he gave up a 19-year career with the Lakeland Police Department,” Polk Sheriff Grady Judd said Monday.

Young was booked into the Polk County Jail on Monday and was released on $5,500 bail. He did not return phone messages left by The Ledger.

Lakeland police Chief Roger Boatner said Young will remain on paid suspension until the department finishes an internal review.

Investigators say Young provided Dorice “DeeDee” Moore of Lakeland with information obtained through law enforcement data bases and that he was paid for the information.

Young admitted he had given Moore information about the identities of vehicle owners after she provided him with tag numbers, PCSO detectives say.

Moore is considered a “person of interest” in the ongoing investigation of Abraham Shakespeare’s disappearance.

According to Young’s arrest report, in December a detective searched Moore’s cell phone, with permission, and found “Troy Young” text messages with Moore’s asking Young to run license tags.

Once, Moore specifically asked, “Check if this is a cop,” the arrest report said.

In that text message asking about a police car, Judd said Moore was asking specifically about a sheriff’s undercover vehicle. “She was off by one digit,” Judd said.

The report said Young admitted being given a plane ticket for his daughter’s use.

The ticket was a Texas-to-Florida round trip, Judd said. He said Moore also gave Young a $200 check.

The ticket was to pay for Young’s checking several tags and for other services. The report said Young did things for Moore such as giving her advice about legal questions and witnessing her opening a safe deposit box.

Shakespeare was reported missing by a family member in November. Investigators said his family and friends told them they hadn’t seen or heard from him since April.

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    Kath

    over 4 years ago

    1812 Comments

    What a dip $hyte!

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    craig0088

    over 4 years ago

    72 Comments

    WHAT A SCHMUCK!

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    Irishcop1961

    over 4 years ago

    50896 Comments

    Stupid, just plain stupid.

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    Doctorlako

    over 4 years ago

    980 Comments

    Idiot! Hope it was worth it..

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    WASP7000

    over 4 years ago

    998 Comments

    I don't know, seems worth it.......

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    uncledennis1

    over 4 years ago

    23314 Comments

    Serve the public trust

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    bfriskey

    over 4 years ago

    980 Comments

    Smart money says he probably has arrested people for the exact same offense during his career. Sorry,no excuse for this CRIMINAL..LE takes yet another hit, it's been a bad 6 months my friends. Makes you wonder what other 'secrets' lie in the corners of his world...Bill

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    PETE114

    over 4 years ago

    1396 Comments

    Stupid move. His actions and the actions of other corrupt officers reflect back on us doing the job right.

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    blucas80

    over 4 years ago

    1002 Comments

    Disgusting!!

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    Retleo

    over 4 years ago

    5524 Comments

    Another one bites the dust....when are these guys gonna learn? Thanks for another gut shot and black eye to the LE Community. It makes me sick to read stories like this about our brother/sister officers.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Instead of calling this X-cop a Judas, jackass etc, etc why not feel sorry for him. He threw is career away for something stupid. Somewhere in his career he did something good. He is going to pay for his actions. I wonder how many people who comment here are actually active cops and understand the shit we go through. Remember the things you did when you were a cop when you make a comment. Again he and his family will pay for their actions. I make these statements because I am actually a fifteen year street cop

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    finest3584

    over 4 years ago

    92 Comments

    embarassment to all LEO's.

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    AChiefsWife

    over 4 years ago

    326 Comments

    What a waste of a career. No amount of money is enough to lose everything you have.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Like they say MONEY is the road to all evil at times.

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Sad turn of events for $1000 including the plane tickets. Indeed an expensive lesson for Young and his daughter.

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