Memphis police officer charged with Computer Fraud for illegally accessing federal database www.privateofficer.com
Memphis TN Jan 13 2012 A Memphis police officer has been charged with two counts of Computer Fraud and one count of making False statements to a Federal Agency.
Sean Fritz, age 36, of Marion, Arkansas is under arrest.
According to information provided to the court, “…on two separate occasions Fritz accessed the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Crime Information Center’s (NCIC) database for non- law enforcement purposes. Specifically to aid a confidential source for illegal purposes. When interviewed by agents from the FBI, Fritz denied accessing NCIC to aid the confidential source for any illegal purpose. Fritz was arrested on January10, 2012, and will appear before a Federal Magistrate for his initial appearance today.”
If convicted Fritz faces up to five years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine for each count of computer fraud, and up to five years imprisonment and a $250, 000 fine for making false statements to federal agents.
“As the indictment alleges, Officer Fritz abused his position of trust as a law enforcement officer by violating the very laws he swore to uphold and defend as a Memphis Police Department officer,” stated United States Attorney Edward L. Stanton, III.. “This office and our law enforcement partners will continue to vigorously weed out and prosecute public corruption, as no individual or group is above the law.”
MARION, Ind.Aug 20- 2011 — A Grant County Sheriff’s Department officer was arrested Thursday on six felony theft counts after a lengthy investigation by Indiana State Police.
Scott Reed, 38, of Marion, surrendered to ISP at the Grant County Jail.
ISP Detective Brian Dormer said that Reed stole money from Diamond Properties LLC, a business that he and another Marion man owned together.
Dormer said the investigation revealed that between January 2010 and September 2010, Reed transferred money from Diamond Properties’ business accounts to his personal banking account, for personal gain. He is also accused of using a company credit card to purchase items for personal use. Reed stole more than $6,800 from the company’s accounts, police said.
Diamond Properties LLC, a gravel, snow removal and construction company, is based in Grant County.
Reed’s bond was set at $6,000. He has since posted bond, officials said.
At the time of his arrest, Reed was immediately removed from law enforcement duties by Grant County Sheriff Darrell Himelick and was placed on administrative leave.