Crestview police officer arrested for credit card fraud

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

Jurgsatis is the latest of several officers to be arrested. Maj. Joseph Floyd was charged in March with a slew of offenses, including harassing fellow workers and residents, misusing city resources and falsifying documents. The case led to the firing of Police Chief Brian Mitchell in April.

In June, Officer Tim White, who worked under Floyd, was fired for allegedly stealing marijuana from an evidence locker to bolster a search warrant application. He was arrested in October and charged with tampering with evidence.

Schneider said Jurgsatis’ case is unrelated to the previous arrests.

Tony Taylor was named the police chief in September. He said at the time that he was ready to help the department recover from the recent scandals.

Schneider issued a statement Tuesday night stating that the Police Department remains dedicated to maintaining and enforcing the integrity of its officers.

“Although circumstances like these are difficult, in the name of honor and the integrity of the law enforcement profession, we owe it to the citizens we serve to ensure that all laws are enforced, even when it comes to holding our own officers accountable for any unlawful actions,” the statement said.

Contact Daily News Staff Writer Lauren Sage Reinlie at 850-315-4443 or lreinlie@nwfdailynews.com. Follow her on Twitter @LaurenRnwfdn.



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