Former Hartford Detective Sentenced for Stealing $30K in Gun Permit Fees

The former Hartford police detective charged with stealing $30,000 in pistol permit fees has been sentenced to three years of probation, including six months of home confinement, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Tishay Johnson, 40, of Windsor, was sentenced in federal court Monday after pleading guilty in May to embezzling gun permit application funds.

According to U.S. Attorney Dierdre Daly, Johnson admitted to altering checks and money orders and forging signatures while administering Hartford’s concealed weapons permit program, then depositing the funds into his personal account.

He’s convicted of stealing $29,427 in gun permit fees between October 2009 and January 2014, resigned from the police department following a period of paid administrative leave.

Gun permits in Hartford require the applicant to pay the city a $70 processing fee and to pay the state a $66.50 background check fee, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Johnson was also ordered to perform 300 community service hours and pay back the stolen funds, including $17,442.50 to the city of Hartford and $11,984.25 to the state of Connecticut, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

The FBI and Hartford Police Department investigated Johnson’s case.

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