Crestview police officer arrested for credit card fraud

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Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 10:41 AM.

CRESTVIEW — A police officer was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with credit card fraud.

Investigators discovered that Crestview Officer Walter William Jurgsatis, 46, had unlawfully used a credit card belonging to his former landlord, who also is a city police officer, according to the Police Department.

The officer who was the victim noticed that his credit card had been used without his knowledge, and when he looked for the card he found it missing, according to a news release from the department.

Shortly after he reported the theft to the Police Department on Tuesday, investigators caught Jurgsatis on video surveillance using the credit card to make a purchase, said police spokesman Lt. Andrew Schneider.

Jurgsatis was in the county jail Tuesday night. No bond had been set.

Jurgsatis, who had been working with the department since March 2011, was suspended without pay pending an internal investigation, the release said.

The officer whose credit card was taken requested that his name not be released, Schneider said.

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