HACKENSACK – A Glen Rock police sergeant already accused of sending sexually explicit messages to teen girls faces new charges that he sold guns surrendered to the department, authorities said Friday.
Eric Reamy, 51, of Hackensack, was charged with seven counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property received, according to Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli.
The former detective bureau evidence officer passed off handguns and rifles turned over to the department as his own and sold the weapons at two gun stores, Molinelli said in a statement.
Investigators also uncovered a laptop and pellet gun that should have been secured as evidence during a search at Reamy’s former residence Aug. 5, the prosecutor said.
Reamy was freed on $250,000 bail and under house arrest after he was charged last month with five counts of child endangerment for allegedly sending sexually explicit messages to two girls, ages 14 and 17, who he was investigating in separate cases.
Prosecutors alleged Reamy used his department-issued cell phone to communicate with the girls.
The 27-year police veteran served as head of the borough’s detective bureau and has since been suspended without pay, officials previously said.
“It’s not a reflection of our department by any means,” Glen Rock police Chief Frederick Stahman told NJ Advance Media after the first arrest. “I’m very disheartened by this whole thing.”