NYPD

Bronx Cop Charged With Allegedly Hiring E-Mail Hacker

Looked for e-mail account access to fellow cops, civilians

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It was the sort of discovery that is usually the mark of good police work: A Bronx detective came upon an online criminal enterprise that offered — for a low price — to hack into private e-mail accounts.

But the detective was not seeking to build a case against the outfit, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday. Rather, prosecutors said, he became a client.