Monday, June 29, 2015

Insider Charged with Selling IDs from Police Database

A former New Jersey policeman has been charged with selling personal information (PII) he and a police captain illegally obtained from a database used by law enforcement agencies.

Allegedly the pair illegally obtained the personal data of roughly 900 individuals and then sold each set for $100. The information was allegedly sold as part of one of the men's private investigation business, according to prosecutors. In some cases, the pair's customers later allegedly re-sold the data for as much as $200.

"he and a city police captain sold personal information they illegally obtained from a database used by law enforcement agencies."
- NJ.com
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Sources:
(a) Ex-Newark cop pleads not guilty in alleged data theft scheme - www.NJ.com, 06/24/2015

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