FDLE arrests police officer for identity theft, fraud

For Immediate Release                                      
June 12, 2019
JASPER, Fla. – FDLE agents arrested Reginald Akins, 56, of Jasper, for identity theft, credit card fraud and grand theft.  Akins is a police officer with Jasper Police Department. He was immediately suspended by Jasper PD Chief Jeffrey McGuire upon his arrest.
FDLE began its investigation on April 17 at the request of Chief McGuire  after he received a complaint. Investigators say Akins, who had done private investigative work for the victim, fraudulently added his name to the victim’s credit card and began using it without authorization. 
The investigation shows that he illegally charged more than $6,800 for motorcycle parts and accessories at a Harley-Davidson dealership.  He also charged $1,000 for a down payment on a new car and spent nearly $200 on eyeglasses.  
The investigation is active, and agents believe there could be additional victims.  If you have any information about Reginald Akins as it relates to these allegations, please contact the FDLE Live Oak Field Office (386) 330-2840. 
Akins was arrested yesterday and booked into the Suwannee County Jail.  This case will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, Third Judicial Circuit.  
For Further Information Contact: 
Gretl Plessinger, Jessica Cary or Jeremy Burns
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001