West Palm Beach, FL officer arrested; accused of stealing cash from suspect

A West Palm Beach Police officer is accused of stealing more than $1,000 from a suspect she arrested in October.

Officer Nicole Palladino was arrested Thursday and is facing charges of grand theft, official misconduct, and possession of a controlled substance.

Palladino responded to a call about a driver stopped at a traffic light on Palm Beach Lakes Blvd near I-95, the caller said the driver was asleep at the wheel and had gone through two full light cycles without moving. When Palladino arrived, the driver, Timothy Saintil, was allegedly still asleep at the wheel and had the car in drive with his foot on the brake.