A police officer has pleaded not guilty to charges that he stole $40 worth of baby food from a Long Island supermarket.
Newsday says Nassau County Police Officer Thomas Welsh was released on his own recognizance Thursday. He’s pleaded not guilty to charges of petty larceny and possession of burglary tools.
He’s accused of hiding pouches of baby food using plastic bags and a bungee cord while at a Stop N Shop in West Hempstead.
Welsh’s attorney, Paul Portz, says the allegations are not true. He says the charges are “out of character” and notes to Welsh’s service to the community.