A veteran Los Angeles Police officer was arrested Tuesday on charges of stealing public funds related to allegedly submitting fictitous military leave documents on several occasions.
Christine Bulicz, a 15-year LAPD officer and a California Army National Guard member, is alleged to have submitted fake military documents that allowed her to take more than $5,400 worth of paid time off from the department, which she was not entitled otherwise, an LAPD news release said.
L.A. County prosecutors charged Bulicz on Monday with felony grand theft and attempted grand theft after an LAPD investigation, according to a district attorney’s spokeswoman.
Bulicz was taken into custody Tuesday at police headquarters by LAPD detectives, according to the LAPD news release. She was being held in lieu of $30,000 bail.
The investigation into Bulicz began in November 2013. The department’s Special Operations Division, which conducts higher priority internal inquiries often involving surveillance, conducted an investigation that lasted several months with the California Army National Guard provost marshal’s office.
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