Minden Police Officer Arrested For Stealing Gas From City

Craig Bucknor
Craig Bucknor

A Minden, Louisiana police officer has been arrested. Thirty-year old Craig Bucknor is charged with felony theft.

Minden Police Chief T.C. Bloxom says he was conducting a routine check and approval of the department's fuel bill, when he noticed some irregularities in spending.

An investigation found that Bucknor was using the gas card assigned to the school resource officer and the pin number from another officer.

Chief Bloxom says that during the month of April, Bucknor used his department gas card nine times, for a total of $400 in fuel charges.

In March, Bucknor allegedly used the gas card twice for what was described as a small amount.

Bucknor had been with the Minden Police Department since September 2005.