LOGANSPORT, INDIANA - A former north-central Indiana police officer has been arrested on theft charges alleging that he misused a city-issued gas card and made a questionable claim for compensation.
Cass County Sheriff Randy Pryor tells the Pharos-Tribune that Carlos Paul Leal was arrested Friday at the Cass County Jail after surrendering to face two felony theft charges. The 32-year-old Leal later posted bond and was released.
County Prosecutor Kevin Enyeart says the former Logansport police officer faces one theft charge for allegedly misusing a city-issued gas card. That investigation led to the Delphi man’s firing last month from the police department.
In the second case, he’s accused of filing questionable paperwork seeking compensation for allegedly working two days during an law enforcement campaign targeting drunken drivers.