|Published:||Sep 30, 2010 3:02 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 30, 2010 12:02 PM EDT|
MIAMI (AP) - A Miami police officer accused of taking a car crash victim's bank card has been sentenced to serve 13 months in prison.
Federal prosecutors announced the sentence Wednesday for 37-year-old Christian Alvarez-Vega for civil rights violations and identity theft.
The officer admitted during a plea hearing that he found the bank card on Jan. 11 and called to ask the victim for his bank PIN number. The officer claimed he needed it as part of the investigation. Later that day, he withdrew $460 from the victim's bank account.
The officer was a 12-year veteran.
As part of a corruption crackdown announced in April, two other officers were charged with improperly using their authority to evict tenants in rental property they owned.