Newark police captain charged in data theft suspended without pay, officials say

Vernal Coleman reports:

The Newark police captain arrested Tuesday in connection with an alleged data theft scheme has been suspended, Newark Police Department spokesman Sergeant Ronald Glover confirmed.

Captain Anthony Buono, 60, of Millstone, was upon his arrest immediately suspended from active duty without pay pending the outcome of the investigation and trial, Glover said.

Read more on NJ.com. In previous coverage, they reported that:

On more than 900 occasions, Buono and D’Elia allegedly removed personally identifying information from a database, investigators said. The two later sold the information to third parties for $100 per search, they added.

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