MIAMI (WSVN) - The Miami-Dade Police department is planning to fire an officer who was arrested for allegedly dealing in stolen trucks.

Officer Orestes Santiago Verdura, who joined the department in 2013, appeared in bond court on Tuesday.

Verdura allegedly set up the sale of two stolen pickup trucks delivered by another man, Ariel Sanchez, according to a confidential informant.

While on duty, investigators said, the suspect took a payment made in official Miami-Dade County funds.

Verdura was taken into custody on June 4 in Miami Lakes and faces several charges along with Sanchez, including one count of conspiracy to commit organized scheme to defraud, one count of organized scheme to defraud and two counts of dealing in stolen property.

Tuesday afternoon, MDPD officials confirmed plans to terminate the six-year veteran.

Verdura’s bond has been set at $110,000.

He has been ordered by a judge to be held on house arrest with a GPS monitor, surrender his passport and to have no contact with Sanchez.

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