According to the U.S. Attorney, Frederick exploited the police databases to steal identities and sell the information, believing they were to be used to commit tax fraud.
"As a sworn police officer, Vital Frederick, pledged to protect the public. Instead, he abused that trust to victimize those he swore to protect."Frederick's misuse of the drivers' license database was only discovered after a third party alerted the department about suspicious activity. Rather than depend on third parties, organizations can proactively detect privacy data breaches with low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
- US Attorney, Southern District Florida, Wilfredo Ferrer
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(a) Former City of Miami Police Officer Sentenced on Corruption Charges - www.justice.gov, 01/30/2014