NYPD Auxiliary Officer Charged in Hacking Scheme

An NYPD auxiliary police officer has been charged in a computer hacking scheme at his Brooklyn precinct.

Prosecutors say Yehuda Katz allegedly used electronic devices and video cameras to fraudulently access NYPD computers to obtain personal information on some 6,000 traffic accident victims.

Prosecutors say Katz then allegedly posed as a lawyer to solicit business from the victims.

He's accused of installing the electronic devices in the traffic safety office of the 70th Precinct.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Brooklyn federal court, that allowed him to illegally access law enforcement databases, including one maintained by the FBI.

The Daily News says Katz refused to comment as he left court Tuesday. He's free on $75,000 bond.

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