Omaha, NE – December 22, 2012 – According to a Federal indictment, an Omaha police detective received more than $10,000 for information sold to a car dealership that they used to repossess almost 60 vehicles.
According to Federal prosecutor’s claims, Kevin L. Cave, 36, of Bellevue is being charged with exceeding authorized access to a protected computer for private financial gain.
Cave, who is now no longer employed with the police department, had either resigned or was fired in September. Police have declined to characterize the nature of his departure.
The indictment charges that Cave allegedly provided addresses and other information that led to a repossession company or dealership to locate nearly 60 vehicles during a two year period beginning in August 2010. Neither the dealership or an repossession company were named in the indictment.
According to the indictment, during 2010, Cave earned about $70,000 from his work as an officer, but was allegedly paid “under the table” at least $11,400 for the unauthorized searches of the Nebraska Criminal Justice Information System, receiving $200 for every relocate.
It is not known if Cave has entered a plea in U.S. District Court in Omaha and does not appear as though he is in custody.
If Cave is found guilty, he could be sentenced to as many as five years in prison and fined up to $250,000.