Halton Police Officer Facing New Charges
A Halton police officer is facing new charges after allegedly using a company gas card - on the taxpayer dime - for personal use.
“An investigation has revealed there are reasonable grounds” to believe the officer “utilized his service-issued gas card, while off-duty, on 13 separate occasions for his own personal benefit," said Det.-Sgt. Dave Costantini.
"Gas cards are issued to members of the HRPS only for the purpose of fuelling service vehicles."
He was arrested on Feb. 23.
The same officer was arrested and charged on Feb. 13 after allegedly stealing a credit card during an Oakville break-and-enter investigation in Dec. 2017.
Const. Michael Kellas, 29, is charged with 13 counts of fraud under $5,000.
He was released on a promise to appear and an undertaking.
Kellas has served with Halton police since August 2010.
He's been suspended from duty with pay, as is standard under the Police Services Act of Ontario.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone who may have additional information concerning this ongoing investigation is asked to contact Det.Sgt. Dave Costantini at 905-825-4747 ext. 2415.
Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222- 477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.