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Police: NM deputy stole panties while on duty

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POSTED July 2, 2012 1:40 a.m.

MORA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police says a Mora County Sheriff’s deputy has admitted of stealing a pair of women’s panties from a home while on duty.

Deputy Mathew Borrego admitted to stealing the green pair of underwear after another employee spotted the panties in a patrol car.

A spokesman for the Attorney General’s Office says that issue was uncovered during an investigation of Sheriff Thomas Garza.

Garza is accused of getting into a fight with another deputy last April after telling him to let DWI suspect that he knew off the hook.

A state police spokesman said Borrego is a licensed dispatcher. The spokesman said state officials plan on sending Garza a letter saying that using Borrego as a deputy is a liability.

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