A former Omaha police officer pleaded guilty to exceeding authorized access to a protected computer for financial gain. According to prosecutors, he used confidential information to help auto dealerships with the repossession of vehicles.
According to an indictment filed in 2012, 37-year-old Kevin Cave was paid $200 for every successful recovery between March 2010 through August 2012. Prosecutors reported that the 37-year-old received at least $16,050 from dealerships.
Channel 6 News first reported in August that Cave, a detective at the time, was under investigation in connection with the Nebraska Criminal Justice Information System, a database of sensitive information for law enforcement eyes only.
The 10-year veteran of the force was placed on paid administrative leave in August and resigned September 5. He then submitted a claim to the city saying he was entitled to $33,517 for his 1,100 hours of unused sick leave. The city denied the claim, saying he hadn't been on the force long enough to collect.
Cave now faces up to five years in prison and may be fined $250,000 when he is sentenced in November.