November 19, 2015 3:00 pm ET
Troubling issues surround guilty plea in theft case
Source: EXCLUSIVE: Cop’s Wife Cops Plea
To follow up on a story I reported back in April, a Baltimore County Police Sergeant’s wife has accepted a plea deal in a theft and embezzlement case.
As you may recall, Harford and Baltimore County police raided Tina Galloway’s home in Fallston as part of an investigation into the possible embezzlement of funds from the Health Care United Federal Credit Union, of which Mrs. Galloway was the manager.
As a result of the subsequent investigation, Mrs. Galloway was charged with one count of theft (over $100,000). She agreed to plead guilty on 11/18/15, according to sources familiar with the case. Her sentencing is now scheduled for February 2016.
At the time of the initial investigation, Mrs. Galloway’s husband—Dan Galloway, a sergeant assigned to Baltimore County’s tactical unit—was not a suspect in the case. However, the department’s internal affairs conducted its own investigation, which lead to Sgt. Galloway’s suspension; ultimately, he was charged with 12 counts of related charges. His trial date is scheduled for March 2016.
I have sent an e-mail to the Media Relations department seeking the current status of Sgt. Galloway. They quickly responded the the sergeant remains suspended without pay.
As we all know, plea deals tend to benefit the person charged. By copping a plea (or, as I like to say, dealing with the devil), the accused agrees to bypass a trial, cut to the chase, and wheel and deal.
With all of that said, this story appears to be far from over. There is a very troubling aspect to this case involving a $90,000 loan to the defendant. Sources close to the case said the defendant was loaned the money to show the court that restitution could be paid. The problem is now where the money came from and how it was used.
A check of court records show the trial date of 11/18/15 followed by the word -concluded.
I am currently interviewing the lender of that money, who is now a victim, as that restitution money is reportedly gone. I am in the process of gathering documents, which I will present in this case of justice denied.
No commercial breaks on this one folks—nothing but the facts