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Montgomery police officer arrested on theft charges

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A theft suspect is in the Montgomery County Jail, but just Tuesday his office was the driver's seat of a Montgomery police car.

Fellow officers had to arrest one of their own Wednesday after charging the man with multiple counts of 1st Degree Theft.

Investigators say Phillip T. Moultrie, 28, targeted Hispanic males by pulling over their cars, then stealing their possessions. He's alleged to have committed the crimes at least four time between March 16 and April 28.

Police Chief Art Baylor wasted no time Wednesday morning announcing Moultrie's resignation. The officer worked the overnight shift and that's when investigators say he'd target his victims.

The first complaint came on March 16, the last at 4:20am Wednesday. Within hours of the last complaint, Moultrie found himself in handcuffs.

Chief Baylor and Captain Keith Barnett credit the department's cultural unit with breaking the case. The unit, created five years ago, was formed to harbor better relations with other cultures in Montgomery, including the Hispanic community.

So far, police say there's no evidence Moultrie had any inside help with the alleged crimes.

Moultrie joined the force two and a half years ago. However, Chief Baylor declined to say whether or not he had a good record with the department.

The former officer is being held on $120,000 bond at the Montgomery County Jail, but it was unclear if he had an attorney.

Investigators would not say if Moultrie actually confessed to the alleged crimes.

If he's convicted he faces a prison sentence of up to 20 years.

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