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Dallas police officer arrested on gambling charge

DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas police officer has been placed on administrative leave after she was accused of participating in an illicit gambling operation at a convenience store.

A Wednesday statement from the Dallas Police Department says Sgt. Latasha Moore was arrested late Tuesday night by the department's Public Integrity Unit. She's been charged with gambling promotion, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000.

The Dallas Morning News reports Moore was arrested after detectives saw her walk into a southeast Dallas convenience store about 6 p.m. Feb. 13 while on duty. Surveillance video showed her making a $1,600 cash deposit an hour later at an automated teller machine across the street from the store.

Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com

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