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Las Vegas K-9 officer facing theft, embezzlement charges

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Posted at 4:07 PM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 00:25:11-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas police have arrested one of their officers on Friday.

Officer Sean Malia was arrested on theft and embezzlement charges, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

The K-9 officer has been with the department since 1998. He was taken into custody after an investigation into allegations of misusing funds from the Friends For Las Vegas Police K-9 Foundation, a 501C-3 organization.

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Malia served as treasurer of the foundation and is accused of stealing more than $16,000 over two years, between 2017-2019.

He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on 12 counts of theft and one count of embezzlement, according to authorities,

Malia has been released pending a court hearing and relieved of duty. He has been placed on administrative leave without pay starting April 10.