Scandal Strikes: New York City Detective Arrested for Shoplifting


New York City Detective Arrested for Shoplifting at Home Depot

A New York City detective found herself on the wrong side of the law over the weekend. Christina Cancel, a Police Officer Detective Specialist with the NYPD, was arrested for allegedly shoplifting at a Home Depot in Deer Park, New York. The Suffolk County Police charged her with stealing merchandise valued at approximately 0.

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According to See Through NY, Cancel is employed as a Police Officer Detective Specialist with the New York City Police Department, and in 2023, she made over 5,000.

The Shoplifting Incident

The incident occurred on Saturday when Cancel allegedly stole merchandise worth 0 at around 10:15 a.m. Later that day, at approximately 11:50 a.m., she was charged with another count of theft for stealing worth of merchandise. The police did not specify what type of merchandise she allegedly stole.

Additional Charges

In addition to the shoplifting charges, Cancel was also charged with false personation for providing officers with a false name and date of birth.

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Past Troubles with the Law

This is not the first time that Cancel has faced legal issues. In 2015, she was charged with using another police officer’s password to access the department database for personal reasons. She was also charged with failing to report an incident that occurred while she was off-duty, resulting in a police response. Cancel was convicted of these charges and received a 10-day vacation dock.

Legal Proceedings

Cancel is scheduled to appear in Suffolk County Court on January 26 to face the charges brought against her.

NYPD Response

The NYPD has not yet responded to inquiries regarding Cancel’s arrest.


This incident highlights the importance of upholding the law, even for those entrusted with enforcing it. Cancel’s arrest serves as a reminder that no one is above the law, regardless of their position or authority.