A former Collingswood police officer who admitted Monday that he stole bail money from a locked container at the police station will be sentenced next month, authorities said yesterday.

Sean P. McGann, 30, who pleaded guilty to theft, told state Superior Court Judge Thomas A. Brown Jr. that he had taken money on two occasions. McGann was arrested and charged after a December theft, said Bill Shralow, spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.

McGann must pay about $700 in restitution as part of a deal with the Prosecutor's Office. In addition, McGann must serve 180 days on an inmate work detail and up to five years on probation. He is also forbidden for life to hold a public job, Shralow said.- Sam Wood