Officer accused of stealing iPhone

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — An Athens-Clarke police officer is accused with stealing a University of Georgia student's iPhone while he was investigating an incident in her apartment.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has charged Michael Robert Williams with felony theft by taking and violating his oath of office.

He was a probationary officer who was fired just before he was arrested and had been on the police force for six months.

The 45-year-old officer allegedly stole the Apple iPhone when he and another officer went to the student's apartment on July 19 to investigate a report of a distraught person.

Williams was released from the Clarke County Jail on Tuesday after posting a $10,000 bond.

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