Former police officer sentenced in identity theft case

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

State Attorney General Bill Schuette said that 41-year-old Tamboura Jackson was sentenced recently for racketeering, forgery and bribery.

The case originated from a FBI-led public corruption task force working with the attorney general’s Public Integrity Unit.

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. The fake identity theft reports were filed
without the knowledge of the company’s clients.

Schuette’s office says credit reporting agencies must remove negative credit hits after receiving police reports of identity theft.

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

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