Sheriff’s Deputy Caught On Camera Burglarizing Deceased Man’s Home

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Published on Sep 11, 2020

In Southern California, a sheriff’s deputy is accused of burglarizing a home he had previously responded to in reference to a death investigation.

Deputy Steve Hortz, a 12-year veteran with the Department, responded to the Yorba Linda home on July 20 about a man in his 70s who died of apparent natural causes.
On Wednesday, the sheriff’s office said they had been contacted by a lawyer representing the family estate who had reported missing items from the home.

The lawyer also provided home security footage that captured Deputy Hortz entering the home without permission on at least three separate occasions and leaving with stolen property.