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Disgraceful: Police officer busted for scamming crime victims

Disgraceful: Police officer busted for scamming crime victims
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A Brooklyn cop was just arrested for taking advantage of crime victims. He swore to protect and serve, but instead he allegedly hacked and spied. And I'm completely disgusted.

Why did he do it? The short and despicable answer is money.

Yehuda Katz, an auxiliary deputy inspector, allegedly hacked into the NYPD database at the 70th Precinct stationhouse in Flatbush, Brooklyn, and set up an elaborate system to scam victims by posing as an "ambulance-chasing lawyer."

It gets worse. Katz not only contacted victims claiming to be a lawyer, his cellphone evidence suggests that he collected kickbacks and referral payments from law firms, medical clinics and chiropractors.

Next page: How did Katz pull this off?
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