Florida Cop Arrested for Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud
A Jasper, Fl police officer has been arrested on theft charges, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) announced on Wednesday.
FDLE says 56-year-old Jasper Police Department Officer Reginald Akins was taken into custody and is facing charges of identity theft, credit card fraud and grand theft.
Akins was suspended by Jasper Police Chief Jeffery McGuire upon his arrest, WTXL News reports.
The FDLE began their investigation on April 17 at the request of Jasper Police Department Chief Jeffery McGuire after receiving a complaint.
Police say Atkins, who had done private investigative work for the victim, fraudulently added his name to the victim's credit card and began using it without authorization.
FDLE says the investigation shows that Akins illegally charged more than $6,800 for motorcycle parts and accessories at a Harley-Davidson dealership, charged $1,000 for a down payment on a car and spent nearly $200 on eyeglasses.
The investigation is active and FDLE agents believe there could be additional victims.