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Published November 10, 2009, 07:43 PM

THIEF RIVER POLICE OFFICER FIRED AFTER THEFT CHARGES

A Thief River Falls police officer has been fired after being charged criminally with theft.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

A Thief River Falls police officer has been fired after being charged criminally with theft.

Earlier this month Paul Kezar was charged with 5 counts of receiving stolen property.

Tonight the Thief River Falls city council voted unanimously to dismiss Kezar from the police department.

Pennington County sheriff's deputies were investigating a stolen lawn mower case and found it had been purchased from Kezar.

Investigators believe Kezar was also involved in the theft and sale of boats, trailers and A-T-Vs.

Kezar had worked as an officer with the Thief River Falls police department since January.

He was still in the probationary period of his job.

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