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Arizona’s top prosecutor says police sergeant indicted

February 20, 2019

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s top prosecutor says a police sergeant accused of fraud and theft from a nonprofit group has been indicted.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich Tuesday announced a state grand jury indicted Sgt. Jon Paul Meck of the police department in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria on suspicion of engaging in fraudulent schemes and theft from the Arizona Tactical Officers Association.

The Attorney General’s office says an investigation indicated Meck used the group’s money for personal reasons while he was a board member and treasurer from September 2009 to August 2018.

The Peoria Police Department says it launched its own internal investigation of Meck, who has been on administrative leave since Aug. 3, 2018.

The indictment did not list an attorney for Meck and the sergeant could not be located for comment.