A Philadelphia police officer was arrested Tuesday and charged with committing fraud by requesting compensation for military leave even though he had retired from the military.
Officer Louis Fletcher, 34, a five-year veteran of the department, was charged with theft by deception and related offenses, police said.
Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey suspended Fletcher 30 days with intent to dismiss. Fletcher was assigned to the Ninth Police District, which covers the western half of Center City.
An investigation was launched after the department's Internal Affairs Division was informed Apr. 8 about Fletcher's alleged fraud. Investigators found that Fletcher submitted requests for military leave from January 2012 through March 2013, and was paid by the city a total of $3,788.94, police said.