November 8, 2013
A veteran NYPD detective pleaded guilty Friday morning to cyber-snooping on his co-workers.
Edwin Vargas, 42, admitted he paid a computer hacking service for access to the email accounts of his colleagues at the 40th Precinct in The Bronx, and to using a federal database to look up info on them.
He admitted to committing the crimes at his desk in the Bronx.
“You knew what you were doing was wrong and unlawful?” Judge Kevin Castel asked the 20-year vet.
“Yes,” Vargas replied.