WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - A former Wichita Falls Police Officer has been sentenced for his part in an organized retail theft ring.
54-year-old Scott Bradley Higgins was in the Wichita County Courthouse Friday morning where 78th District Judge Barney Fudge sentenced him to serve 10 years and one day in prison.
Higgins pleaded guilty, in July, to charges including organized retail theft over $300,000 and money laundering over $300,000. He was offered a plea agreement that will see charges dropped against his wife, son and step-daughter.
An investigation began on August 2, 2017, when Target Regional Loss Prevention contacted the WFPD about numerous thefts at Target stores in the Dallas/Fort Worth area by suspects who live in Wichita Falls.
One of the suspects told investigators he was stealing the items at the direction of a man named Scott Higgins. Detectives went onto speak with several suspects involved in different thefts across the north Texas area who all stated they were stealing the items to sell to Scott Higgins.