NYPD Officer Arrested For Identity Theft After Taking Pictures Of Credit Cards, Sharing With Friends

Investigators charged Andy Urrutia, 23, with grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, petty larceny, official misconduct, attempted identity theft and unlawful possession of personal identification. He was suspended from the force following his arrest. Urrutia was a rookie and assigned to the 52nd Precinct in The Bronx when a suspect who was arrested noticed charges to her credit card while it was in an NYPD stationhouse. NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau quickly tracked the crime to Urrutia, “He was taking pictures of victims’ and perps’ IDs and credit cards and sending them to friends who made charges.” Investigators also found a thread of text messages shared with a group of his friends containing the arrestee’s card number, expiration date, and security code along with the phrase “Lunch on me guys!” cbsn new york,  corruption, police corruption, official misconduct, police misconduct, New York Daily News

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