Former Hardy police officer, wife could face fraud charges

HARDY, AR (KAIT) – A former officer with the Hardy Police Department could face charges after admitting to misusing the city's credit card.

According to a news release from the Hardy Police Department, Officer Gary D. Henry was fired from the department on Wednesday. He was terminated pending formal charges of fraud and theft.

Police state Henry admitted to using the City of Hardy's credit card to fuel his personal vehicle. An investigation began when an unreasonable amount of fuel usage appeared on the city's credit card statement.

Hardy Police Chief Ernest Rose has turned the investigation over to Arkansas State Police.

Henry and his wife could face possible charges of fraudulent use of a city credit card and theft, according to Officer Jines with Arkansas State Police.

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