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Cop pleads not guilty in baby food case

A longtime Nassau cop was arrested Tuesday on

A longtime Nassau cop was arrested Tuesday on charges he shoplifted $40 worth of baby food. Hiding "numerous pouches of baby food on his person using plastic bags and a bungee cord," Officer Thomas Welsh, 48, was off duty when he allegedly stole the food from a West Hempstead Stop & Shop supermarket, the police department said Tuesday in a news release. (April 24, 2012) Photo Credit: NCPD

A longtime Nassau County police officer pleaded not guilty in court Thursday to charges that he shoplifted $40 worth of baby food last month from a West Hempstead supermarket.

Officer Thomas Welsh, 48, a 25-year veteran of the force, was released on his own recognizance after pleading not guilty in First District Court in Hempstead to charges of petty larceny and possession of burglary tools....

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