Thursday, September 17, 2015

Employee Used Police Database for Fraud

/> A former Florida police department civilian employee has been indicted on charges she conspired to commit fraud and illegally used police databases in connection with the scheme.

A co-conspirator would give her license plate numbers of the elderly and she would look up their personal information (PII) in the police databases. The indictment claims she knew this PII would be used to commit crimes, including filing false federal income tax returns and identity theft.

"she gave information from law enforcement databases to others, knowing it would be used to commit crimes, including filing false federal income tax returns and identity theft." - Court documents
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Sources:
(a) Former civilian employee for Tampa police department indicted on fraud charges - www.TBO.com,
12/14/2015

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