Cop loses badge over a stolen breakfast

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - September 16, 2008 Sgt. Christopher Stahl pleaded guilty today to theft for walking out of a Quick Chek store in Rockaway Borough with eight breakfast sandwiches worth nearly $30.

Under his sentence in state Superior Court, the 39-year-old Stahl will have to pay $100, and he loses his job.

Prosecutor Robert Bianchi said the plea "represents the fact that no one is above the law."

Defense attorney Edward Bilinkas said Stahl "made a mistake and has taken responsibility."

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