37-year old Kevin Cave of Bellevue appeared before U-S District Judge Joseph Bataillon and entered a plea of guilty to one count of Exceeding Authorized Access to a Protected Computer for Private Financial Gain.
Cave is accused of using the Nebraska Criminal Justice Information System computer database while serving as an Omaha police officer to get information for car dealerships seeking to repossess cars. Authorities say he conducted the searches because he was being paid up to $200.00 for each lead that ended in a successful reposition. The case was investigated by the FBI and they report Cave received at least $16,050 from dealerships between March 2, 2010 to August 21, 2012.
Cave will be sentenced on November 15th and he faces up to five years in prison, up to a $250,000 fine or both. That could be followed up to three years of supervised release.