Cecilia DowdJun 13, 2018, 7:49 pmJun 14, 2018, 3:44 pm

Nassau police officer, his wife arrested for alleged robbery scheme

Their arrests are tied to a popular Suffolk casino


NASSAU COUNTY, N.Y. — Nassau County police officer Bruce Moeller is out on bail after he and his wife, Christina, were arraigned Wednesday morning on charges of conspiracy in the 4th degree. The charges relate to an alleged plan to rob someone at Jake's 58 Casino where Christina Moeller works.

According to court documents, the two allegedly agreed to forcibly steal money with a weapon from someone at Jake's 58. The Suffolk County District Attorney's Office says this is an ongoing grand jury investigation and says that they'll announce the results of the investigation as soon as practical.

“He has no prior criminal record obviously. He entered a plea of not guilty, and we do plan to defend against these allegations,” said William Petrillo, Moeller’s attorney.

Christina Moeller also pleaded not guilty.

Petrillo says his client has been with the Nassau police department for three and a half years.

“He was also in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years, active duty. Including two tours in Afghanistan, where he was awarded nine medals of honor for his heroic actions during combat,” he said.

FiOS1 News reached out to the Nassau police department for comment and have not heard back. FiOS1 News also contacted Jake's 58 Casino to ask about Christina Moeller’s status as an employee; they did not answer that but said that Jake's 58 is working with law enforcement officials and providing relevant information to the criminal investigation.

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