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Florida police employee charged with selling department-owned guns

Posted at 12:52 PM, Feb 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-16 13:02:38-05

HALLENDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida police employee sold department-owned guns and other equipment to a pawn shop.

Broward County jail records show that 33-year-old Yan Kleyman was arrested Friday and charged with dealing in stolen property. Hallendale Beach Police Chief Sonia Quinones said in a video posted to Facebook that the theft had been discovered during an internal equipment audit and that Kleyman has been fired. Officials didn’t say what his job was.

A complaint affidavit says Kleyman conducted 15 pawnbroker transactions between March 2017 and August 2018. The report says the stolen items included a rifle, a handgun and several laser sights. The complaint form didn’t say what his job was.

Kleyman was being held on $3,500 bond. Jail records didn’t list an attorney.