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BELLE CHASSE, La. - A Plaquemines Parish deputy has been arrested and fired over allegations that he was paid for a 'detail' at the same time he was logged on to work a 12-hour shift with the department.

Sheriff Lonnie Greco announced that five-year veteran Norman E. Phillips, Jr., 35, of Port Sulphur, was arrested for malfeasance in office in relation to payroll fraud.

The incident occurred on Dec. 19, 2012.

According to the sheriff's office. Phillips worked an off-duty paid detail that day while also putting in that he was present for his regular shift.

Greco said Phillips was called in for an interview with detectives, at which time he admitted to working the off-duty detail and being compensated for his regular work.

Phillips was arrested by the Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Bureau and transported to the Belle Chasse Lockup, where he was booked accordingly. Phillips' total bond was set at $12,500. He was subsequently released after posting bond.

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