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Officer charged in car insurance fraud case

Posted at 12:40 PM, Apr 27, 2016
Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt has filed a criminal complaint against Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer Jeffrey Lynn Harper, 38, for alleged crimes arising from the burning of his 2014 recreational vehicle.
 
Harper is charged with one count of theft and one count of burning of property with intent to defraud an insurer, one count of attempted theft, two counts of insurance fraud and one count of third degree arson.
 
The alleged crimes were committed in January 2016.
 
It is alleged that Harper set his recreational vehicle on fire in order to collect a fraudulent insurance claim. The Clark County Fire Department determined the fire to be incendiary in nature, and concluded that Harper, the owner of the recreational vehicle, set the fire.
 
Harper was relieved of duty without pay pending the outcome of this case. Harper was arrested and taken into custody. He had a court appearance where the judge released him on his own recognizance.