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Officer charged with deception pleads not guilty

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  A Columbus Police officer pleaded not guilty to theft by deception charges in Recorders Court on Friday.

On Thurday, Keith Lavalee was arrested and charged with theft by deception.  

Investigators tell News Leader 9 he wrote more than $24,000 worth of fraudulent checks to a local oil company.

Lavellee had been a Columbus Police officer for about two years.

News Leader 9 is following this story. We'll bring you the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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