Ex-cop accused of pawning guns and gear

A former Hallandale Beach officer has been jailed on the charge he illegally pawned police guns and other equipment that belonged to the force, police said.

Yan Kleyman, 33, made 15 pawn shop transactions between March 11, 2017, and Aug. 6, 2018, selling police weapons and equipment that included a semi-automatic rifle, a Glock pistol and several laser sights, according to his arrest report. Kleyman’s thumbprint was on each of the pawn transaction documents, investigators said.

He turned himself in to the jail Friday to face the charge of dealing in stolen property, Hallandale Beach Police Chief Sonia Quinones said in a video posted to Facebook. The thefts were discovered during an internal audit of police equipment.

“He is no longer a member of our police department,” she said. “The police department’s internal system of checks and balances works.”

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