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Police officer charged with theft of credit card from break-and-enter scene

Last Updated Feb 13, 2018 at 6:31 pm EDT

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Police in Halton Region say they charged one of their officers on Tuesday with allegedly stealing a credit card from the scene of a break-and-enter investigation.

They say the alleged incident happened in Oakville in December 2017.

Michael Kellas, 29, of Halton police was charged with theft of a credit card, possession and use of a stolen credit card and posession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

He was suspended with pay, as required by the Police Services Act of Ontario.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.