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FBI Nabs Florida Cop for Identity Theft

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Veteran Sweetwater detective William Garcia was so tight with one of his informants that their families would even vacation together, authorities say.

But when the informant got caught making counterfeit credit cards, he turned on the police officer and played an undercover role for the FBI.

On Wednesday, FBI anti-corruption agents arrested Garcia on charges of using phony credit cards himself at Miami Beach, Key Largo and other South Florida establishments, and stealing other people's card numbers. A federal magistrate judge in Miami granted Garcia a $200,000 bond, and the Sweetwater Police Department suspended him without pay.