WILLIAMSPORT — A jury came down hard on a Williamsport City Police Detective on Thursday.
After a three-day civil trial, Agent Raymond Kontz was found liable for taking more than 600 Little League collector’s pins from a couple in 2008.
Jurors awarded the couple more than $50,000 in damages.
Prosecutors accused Kontz of lying by claiming Little League told police the pins were being sold over the internet without permission.
Kontz was a captain in charge of the criminal investigation division at the time.
It’s not clear yet if the city will be responsible to pay the full amount.
In a statement, Williamsport Mayor Gabe Campana said, “I’m very disappointed in the jury’s decision. I still believe agent Kontz is an honest, good man.”