View Full Version : NIGERIAN Tech worker busted for trying to sell NYPD personnel data

The Bobster
01-20-2017, 11:12 AM

Tech worker busted for trying to sell NYPD personnel data
By Sarah Trefethen
January 20, 2017 | 1:55pm

An IT worker with access to NYPD personnel files released sensitive information of thousands of officers and tried to cash in on his position by selling data on individual members of the Finest, according to prosecutors.

Idahosa Ighodaro, 37, an information technology administrator employed by the NYPD, was hit with charges of grand larceny, possession of stolen property and official misconduct for a series of transactions with a confidential informant in November and December, according to a criminal complaint filed Jan. 4.

Ighodaro allegedly gave the informant the social security numbers and other information of 4,760 NYPD officers and applicants — contained on a hard drive — on Nov. 25.

The informant was then able to request the information of individual officers by name, the complaint says. Ighodaro allegedly sold an officer’s information for $300, but then upped the price to $3,000 each for the information of two additional applicants.

Ighodaro was arraigned in Manhattan criminal court and released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to be back in court March 9.

Note: Ighodaro Surname is most popular in NIGERIA (http://forebears.io/surnames/ighodaro)