Former Fresno officer in court for the third day in a row to face charges for having a stolen car

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Alfred Campos walked into court for the third day in a row. (KFSN)

Alfred Campos, 40, walked into court for the third day in a row. He's at the center of a criminal hearing that accuses him of knowingly buying a stolen car and lying about the details.

The crime ultimately cost him his job as an officer with the Fresno Police Department-- a position he held for 15 years.

Thursday, lead investigator Brad Alcorn testified about his suspicions Campos was lying when detectives discovered he had checked on a fake VIN number for the stolen truck he bought.

"I guess the right way to describe it is he was somewhat evasive about answering that question. He was describing it as running it for information," said Alcorn.

A check of that fake VIN made him even more suspicious that Campos had committed a crime.

"The fact it comes back with no record on file that's a red flag. The identification should come back somewhere," said Alcorn.

A fact, officer Alcorn said, Campos would have known doesn't match up.

The investigator also testified Campos bought the 2008 Chevy from people who admitted to knowing it was stolen. He also thought it was strange when the Fresno Police Department conducted a search of Campos' house. The number code to a safe matched the crime he's accused of.

"Is the California Vehicle Code section for auto theft," said Alcorn.

Attorney's cut the hearing a little bit short Thursday, but they're expected to continue testimony on Monday at 9:00 a.m. And the hearing is expected to wrap up sometime early next week.

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