Former Detroit Officer Sentenced In Identity Theft Case

DETROIT (WWJ) — A former Detroit police officer will spend up to 20 years in prison in an identity theft case.

State Attorney General Bill Schuette said 41-year-old Tamboura Jackson of Clinton Township was convicted of in December and sentenced this week for racketeering, forgery and bribery. Authorities say cash bribes were used to get fraudulent police reports on credit card transactions to help improve credit scores for clients of a consulting company.

Schuette said that public officers who abuse the public’s trust for personal gain greatly undermine the integrity of law enforcement.

Jackson was paid $50 to $100 to submit fake identity theft reports were filed without the knowledge of the company’s clients. He also used the scam to improve his own credit score.

Company owner Lisa Curtis pleaded guilty in October to bribery and was sentenced to two years of probation.

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