Local Policeman Abuses Power
Officer William Bethmac Arrested for Extortion and Blackmail
Bad Cop, Bad Cop
Officer Bethmac, a ten-year veteran of the New York Police Department, was arrested early Sunday morning after an extensive investigation. Chief Duffy launched this investigation after multiple complaints were filed by victimized citizens. According to the arrest report, Bethmac engaged in both blackmail and extortion. The search uncovered several incidents where Bethmac inappropriately used his authority for personal gain. Darrin Jonson, owner of a local supermarket, has stated, "Officer Bethmac recently caught me going 80 mph in a 25 mph street. The officer told me that if I didn't pay him one thousand dollars, he would tell the Chief of Police that I was seen robbing a city bank. The consequence would have been jail for twenty-one months." Fifty-three cases like this have been reported, and it is estimated that Bethmac collected over $450,000 dollars off of his victims.
"William Bethmac is a disgrace to our community. He foolishly compromised his morals in order to pursue power. Such criminal behavior is repulsive."
Former Officer William Bethmac was sentenced late Monday evening to three years in a local prison. Needless to say, the horrified members of the Board of Education voted to revoke his position on their committee. Mr. Burns, Superintendent of the Greater New York Public School Systems, told local reporters, "William Bethmac is a disgrace to our community. He foolishly compromised his morals in order to pursue power. Such criminal behavior is repulsive. As an officer and a chairman to our Board, it was William's responsibility to abide by the laws that he enforced. " Also caught in the act was William's wife, Mrs. Lydia Bethmac. She was charged as an accessory to Mr. Bethmac's crimes, as well as extortion to the second degree. Upon her arrest, Lydia Bethmac had a meltdown, and was sedated and hospitalized as a result. Two days after her breakdown, she filed for divorce against William Bethmac.