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Former Marana Police Officer Indicted on Computer Tampering Charges

(Phoenix, Ariz. – December 23, 2009) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced that former Marana Police Officer Calvin Ingram, 39, has been indicted on 25 counts of computer tampering, one count of trafficking in the identity of another person and one count of aggravated taking the identity of another person. The charges include 25 Class 6 felonies, one Class 3 felony and one Class 2 felony.

According to court documents, Ingram misused his access to police databases for non-law enforcement purposes. Ingram accessed databases ACJIS, “Spillman” and “CopLink,” all of which house sensitive information relating to driver registrations, criminal backgrounds, home addresses and other personal information of Arizona citizens.

Documents state that Ingram accessed these databases 89 times between October 2008 and September 2009 for his personal use. Ingram is accused of then disseminating this information to non-law enforcement persons.

Ingram served almost 11 years with the Marana Police Department before he was dismissed in September 2009.  He is challenging the dismissal, and a hearing is set for late next month.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Michael Jette in Pima County Superior Court.

A copy of the indictment is attached. For more information, contact Steve Wilson at (602) 542-8351.

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