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LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles police officer accused of stealing a pickup truck from a dealership pleaded not guilty to charges Monday.

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Matthew Calleros, 45, of Whittier, pleaded not guilty to three felony and three misdemeanor counts, including unlawful taking of a vehicle and forging a license plate, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing Orange County Superior Court records.

Prosecutors allege that Calleros drove a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado off the lot of B & J Car Company in Orange on Oct. 25, 2019, the newspaper reported. According to prosecutors, Calleros sent the salesman back into the dealership office to look up the vehicle’s history report.

Gino Gonzalez, a sales manager at the used car lot, told KTLA in November that he remembered Calleros coming in and walking straight to the Silverado, seeming very interested.

Gonzalez said he walked to his office after being asked for the Carfax report, and heard the hood shut before he got to his office door.

“I turned around and he was already climbing into the truck, and he proceeded to drive off,” Gonzalez told the television station.

Prosecutors alleged that Calleros checked a state law enforcement system to run the vehicle’s license plate, in addition to a plate belonging to a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado that he placed on the 2015 pickup, KABC reported.

Calleros’ attorney, Steven K. Bloom, could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday, the television station reported.

Calleros was arrested in November after a nearly year-long investigation by the LAPD and the Orange Police Department, the Times reported. When he was arrested, the truck was in the Hollenbeck station’s employee parking lot, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office.

If convicted of all charges, Calleros faces a maximum sentence of four years and four months in state prison, the newspaper reported. He was ordered to return to court April 15 for a pretrial hearing, according to KABC.