Police Officer Sentenced in Identity Theft Case

By: AP
By: AP

Miami, Florida (AP) --

A Miami police officer accused of taking a car crash victim's bank card has been sentenced to serve 13 months in prison.

Federal prosecutors announced the sentence Wednesday, September 29 for 37-year-old Christian Alvarez-Vega for civil rights violations and
identity theft.

The officer admitted during a plea hearing that he found the
bank card on Jan. 11 and called to ask the victim for his bank PIN
number. The officer claimed he needed it as part of the
investigation. Later that day, he withdrew $460 from the victim's
bank account.

The officer was a 12-year veteran.

As part of a corruption crackdown announced in April, two other
officers were charged with improperly using their authority to
evict tenants in rental property they owned.


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  • by DH on Sep 30, 2010 at 06:10 PM
    I wonder if he will lose his law enforcement certification?
  • by LOL Location: Tallahassee on Sep 30, 2010 at 05:54 AM
    Well it's about time!
  • by Ed Location: Tallahassee on Sep 30, 2010 at 05:48 AM
    I hope the $460 was worth it to him. Put him in the cell with the folks he arrested.
  • by holy smoke on Sep 30, 2010 at 05:46 AM
    What an idiot, I hope he enjoys prison...
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