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Veteran Vegas K-9 officer denying fraud, arson allegations

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Jeff Lynn Harper (Source: LVMPD) Jeff Lynn Harper (Source: LVMPD)
LAS VEGAS (AP) -

A veteran Las Vegas police K-9 officer is facing multiple felony charges alleging that he burned his recreational vehicle trailer in January for the insurance money.   

Jeff Lynn Harper's lawyer, Andrew Leavitt, denied Wednesday that his client had anything to do with a fire that destroyed his toy-hauler. An all-terrain vehicle inside it also burned.   

Leavitt says the trailer was parked, disabled, along a Nevada highway on the way to Pahrump.   

A judge in Las Vegas set a June 1 preliminary hearing on insurance fraud, theft, attempted theft and arson charges that could get the 36-year-old Harper decades in prison. Harper remains free on bond.   

A Las Vegas police spokeswoman says Harper joined the department in September 1999. He'll be suspended without pay pending the outcome of the criminal case.

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