Update: Former OPD Detective Indicted

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

More details have come out concerning a former Omaha police officer in trouble with the law.

Thirty-six-year-old Kevin Cave of Bellevue is charged with using confidential information to help auto dealerships with the repossession of vehicles. An indictment claims Cave was paid $200 for every successful recovery. Prosecutors allege he made $11,400 that way, meaning he helped dealerships repossess 57 vehicles.

Channel 6 News first reported in August that Detective Cave 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.

If Cave is convicted of the federal charge, he could spend up to five years in prison and be fined $250,000.

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