Deputy who’s charged loses vet protection

Matthew VolpeA Ventura County sheriff’s deputy accused of stealing from one of the department’s prescription drug drop-off bins is scheduled to appear in court for a pretrial hearing Jan. 25.
A former member of the U.S. Marine Corps, Senior Dep. Matthew Volpe of Agoura Hills had asked to appear in Veterans Court, an arrangement that could allow him to avoid jail time even if found guilty. But at a Nov. 9 eligibility hearing before Judge Manuel Covarrubias, the officer withdrew his request.

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