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Las Vegas police officer and local woman arrested for fraud

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Las Vegas police officer and local woman arrested for fraud

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Oct 24, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer has been arrested for fraud.

29-year-old Joshua Logan was arrested on Oct. 23.

Logan has been employed by LVMPD since 2008 and is currently assigned to the Patrol Division, Bolden Area Command.

Logan has been charged with one count of felony fraudulent use of a credit card and one count of misdemeanor theft.

According to a police report, Logan is suspected of using his gas card for unauthorized purchases.

Police officers are issued gas cards to use for gas in their patrol cars.

The fraudulent use of the gas card was discovered by a police department analyst. It was found that transactions on the card increased significantly from one quarter to the next.

The analyst also noticed the transactions were taking place at different times of the day and night at numerous locations in Las Vegas and Henderson.

Further investigation into the case involved viewing surveillance tape from gas stations where gas had been purchased. A newer model, black Ford Mustang was observed at one such gas station.

The Mustang is registered to Logan's mother.

Logan was then observed by investigating officers driving the Mustang and filling it up at a gas station on East Charleston Boulevard.

He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center after his arrest.

He will be placed on administrative leave without pay pending the outcome of his criminal proceedings.

31-year-old Leticia Rosas has also been arrested for her involvement in this case.

She was booked at the Clark County Detention Center on charges of felony fraudulent use of a credit card and misdemeanor theft.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.