Ex-Capitol Police officer accussed of stealing, selling painting out on bond

A former Wisconsin Capitol Police officer, who is accused of stealing and selling a state-owned painting  by Wisconsin artist Aaron Bohrod, is out on bond.

Thirty-two-year-old Travis Sackett of Tempe, Arizona, was charged Friday with theft and misconduct in public office, according to a Wisconsin State Journal report.

A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf in court Thursday. He is out on a $1,000 cash bond.

According to the complaint, Sackett was a Capitol Police officer from March 2009 to February 2011. He worked nights at the governor’s mansion in Maple Bluff.

A Bohrod painting called “Gold Fantasy Box” was discovered missing from storage at the residence last month and recovered from a Connecticut art dealer. The complaint says the painting was sold in February 2011.

A state employee tracked the missing painting down on the Internet. It’s unclear if Sackett has an attorney who could comment.

Sackett will be back in court in March.