Officer Cleared Of Credit Card Misuse Charge

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WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut prosecutor has dropped a criminal case against a Cheshire police officer accused of charging $119 on his ex-wife's credit card to subscribe to a dating Web site.

Thirty-eight-year-old Robert Anderson was supposed to be arraigned Wednesday on a charge of illegal use of a credit card, but officials at Waterbury Superior Court say a prosecutor dismissed the case.

Anderson's ex-wife told Middlebury police that she discovered an erroneous charge on her credit card account in April. Police say Anderson billed $119 on his ex-wife's card for a subscription to eHarmony.com.

Anderson, who now lives in Southbury, told investigators he may have used the wrong credit card number by mistake.

Prosecutors declined to comment.

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