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The Bobster
11-30-2017, 02:01 PM
https://nypost.com/2017/11/30/nypd-cop-accused-of-drug-running-credit-card-fraud/

NYPD cop accused of drug running, credit-card fraud
By Kaja Whitehouse
November 30, 2017 | 12:04pm

An NYPD anti-terror cop has been doubling as a drug runner and credit-card fraudster passing phony money, according to court documents obtained by The Post onThursday.

Reynaldo Lopez, who works with the anti-terror unit in the department’s Transit Bureau, was arrested Wednesday delivering what he thought were 3 kilos of heroin to a Bronx location, authorities said in Manhattan federal court papers.

But the “drugs” were actually brick-shaped “mock narcotics” — and Lopez was busted, the documents state.

Lopez also is accused of being a member of a counterfeit credit-card operation that uses stolen personal financial information to buy everything from electronics and clothing to movie tickets, according to court documents.

Law enforcement caught up with Lopez while investigating a credit-card theft ring, the feds said.

In the course of their investigation, they learned that Lopez charged more than $13,000 on a credit card in the spring, the papers said.

As recently as September Lopez and unnamed co-conspirators also used a fake credit card to buy $1,000 worth of electronics, the feds said.

He also flashed around “a stack” of phony $100 bills to the undercover and said he’d been passing the funny money around, the papers said.

The Bobster
09-20-2018, 12:51 PM
https://nypost.com/2018/09/19/nypd-cop-sentenced-to-4-years-for-drug-running-operation/

NYPD cop sentenced to 4 years for drug-running operation
By Kaja Whitehouse
September 19, 2018 | 10:04pm

An NYPD cop busted for running drugs in the Bronx last year was sentenced to four years in a federal clink Wednesday for his shady dealings, which also included counterfeiting credit cards.

Reynaldo Lopez, who was a member of the specialized anti-terrorism unit of the NYPD’s Transit Bureau, was nabbed during a 2017 a sting operation.

Lopez also worked a side gig creating fake credit cards to buy electronics, movie tickets, clothes and gift cards. The phony cards were created using real information provided by a car-dealership pal, the feds said.

He pleaded guilty earlier this year in Manhattan federal court.

“Reynaldo Lopez betrayed and abused the trust placed in him by the NYPD and the people of New York,” Manhattan US Attorney Geoffrey Berman said.