NY: Auxiliary cop is accused of hacking into NYPD database to obtain information for his fake lawyer scam
John Marzulli reports:
A rogue auxiliary cop hacked into an NYPD database for confidential information about traffic accidents, then contacted the victims posing as an ambulance-chasing lawyer, federal authorities said Tuesday.
Yehuda Katz devised an elaborate scheme inside the 70th Precinct stationhouse in Flatbush, Brooklyn, where he was not only able to access law enforcement databases from a remote location, but also installed a hidden camera in a cable TV box in the traffic safety office to make sure he wouldn’t be found out.
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Update: This case was subsequently dismissed after the government uncovered evidence that cleared Katz.