Attorney General Laxalt Announces Grand Jury Indictment Against Las Vegas Metro Police Officer for Insurance Fraud


July 1, 2016

Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer Jeff Lynn Harper, 36, of Las Vegas, was indicted by the Clark County Grand Jury on six felony charges, including insurance fraud, theft, third degree arson and burning of property with the intent to defraud an insurer. The charges stem from the January 2016 burning of his recreational vehicle.

    According to the indictment, the vehicle fire occurred on a road approximately two miles south of State Route 160 in Clark County. The cause of the fire was determined to be incendiary in nature, and the investigation conducted by the Clark County Fire Department concluded that Harper, the owner of the vehicle, was the perpetrator of the fire.

      “Insurance fraud is a crime that affects everyone by raising premiums and leading to more costly services,” said Laxalt. “This instance of alleged insurance fraud, having been committed by a police officer entrusted with protecting his fellow Nevadans, is especially troubling.”

        Harper is scheduled to be arraigned before the Eighth Judicial District Court on July 21.

          The investigation of this case was a joint effort by the Clark County Fire Department and the Office of the Nevada Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Control Unit. An indictment is merely a charging document; every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

            To view the criminal Information for Jeff Lynn Harper, click here. To file a complaint about someone suspected of committing a fraud, click here.

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              HARPER, JEFF LYNN

                (Photo courtesy of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department) 

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