Omaha detective is accused of selling database information - Omaha.com
Published Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 1:00 am / Updated at 10:44 pm
Omaha detective is accused of selling database information

An Omaha police detective sold information he obtained from a law enforcement database to a car dealership seeking cars it wanted to repossess, according to a federal criminal indictment.

Kevin L. Cave, 36, of Bellevue was paid more than $10,000, prosecutors alleged. He was charged with exceeding authorized access to a protected computer for private financial gain.

The indictment was made public Friday.

Cave either resigned or was fired in September. A police spokeswoman has declined to characterize the nature of his departure.

Cave allegedly provided addresses and other information that led to a repossession company or the dealership to find vehicles nearly 60 times during two years beginning in August 2010. The dealership was not identified in the indictment.

Cave, who in 2010 earned about $70,000 from his work as an officer, was paid at least $11,400 for conducting unauthorized searches of the Nebraska Criminal Justice Information System, according to the indictment. He allegedly received $200 each time he provided good information.

It was not clear if Cave was represented by an attorney or whether he had entered a plea in U.S. District Court in Omaha. It appeared he was not in custody Friday.

If he is found guilty, Cave could be sentenced to as many as five years in prison and fined up to $250,000.

A detective in the Criminal Investigations Bureau, Cave became an Omaha police officer in September 2002. He had been the focus of a police internal affairs probe before he left the department.

The Nebraska Criminal Justice Information System database includes criminal histories, driver's license information and probation and parole data.

Cave is the second Omaha police detective or former detective charged with a crime in the past six months. A detective was charged in October with witness tampering and child abuse.

The detective, whom The World-Herald is not naming to protect the identity of the woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted as a child, is accused of covering up sex acts among his children and impeding a police investigation.

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