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A former police officer in Alabama has pleaded guilty to fraud and theft charges.

Posted: Jul 24, 2018 9:24 AM

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A former police officer in Alabama has pleaded guilty to fraud and theft charges.

The Montgomery Advertiser reported Monday that 51-year-old Leon Todd Townson of Prattville pleaded guilty to insurance fraud in one case and burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary in an unrelated case.

Circuit Judge Ben Fuller has scheduled Townson's sentencing for Aug. 13. The charges carry penalties ranging from two to 20 years in prison. The burglary charge carries a penalty ranging from one year to 10 years in prison.

Townson was a lieutenant with the Prattville Police Department before he resigned resigning in 2005.

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