Ex-Lakewood cop pleads guilty to charity theft

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by DREW MIKKELSEN / KING 5 News

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Posted on May 17, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Updated Friday, May 17 at 6:54 PM

TACOMA, Wash. -- A former Lakewood police officer pleaded guilty Friday to identity theft and forgery charges.

Skeeter Manos apologized, saying, "It's not who I am. It's not what I'm about."

Manos was accused of stealing $47,000 from the Lakewood Police Guild and $112,000 from a fund for the families of the four Lakewood police officers killed by Maurice Clemmons in 2009.

He was sentenced to nine months in jail for the two crimes. Judge Frank Cuthbertson decided to add the new sentence to the one Manos is already serving.

Manos is already serving a 33-month sentence in federal prison on wire fraud charges for stealing from the charity fund.

These charges were intended to ensure full accountability for the defendant,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist, in a press release.

He has already served 8 months.

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