Pa. city tower charged with theft in FBI sting

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania towing operator who had an exclusive contract with the city of Wilkes-Barre has been charged with stealing more than $2,000 in bait money during an FBI sting.

Leo Glodzik III was charged Friday with felony theft.

A police affidavit says the FBI staged a sting operation Jan. 29 in which an officer called Glodzik to tow a vehicle purportedly seized in a drug arrest. Court documents say Glodzik found $2,100 in the vehicle, took the money and tried to split it with the officer.

Mayor Tom Leighton says the city has suspended Glodzik’s towing contract indefinitely. He had held the contract since 2005.

Glodzik declined comment.

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