DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – CBS 11 News has confirmed that at least six but possibly more than a dozen Dallas police officers are on the streets under investigation for a felony.
They are among dozens caught in a so-called pyramid scheme to make money. Pyramid schemes disguised as donation programs began to reappear at the start of the pandemic. This is what sources say that dozens of Dallas police officers in the South Central Patrol office have paid out thousands of dollars each with the promise of larger payouts by recruiting more officers into what. this is called an illegal pyramid scheme.
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“It’s a little ironic that the Dallas Police Department has the scam unit in which they educate people about these types of crimes and the risks that are available, however, anyone can get involved in it. that, “said Bill Dendy, Dallas attorney and financier. expert in fraud.
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Sources say the officers were placed in administrative detention this week while the internal investigation will be referred to the Dallas County District Attorney’s office. The president of the Black Police Association expressed concern that some of the officers under investigation for public integrity may be unfairly charged with a crime. “This investigation must be sound and well conducted, without malice,” said Terrance Hopkins, president of the Black Police Association. “I’ve been told that some people have to do one thing and others do something else and I think a lot of these officers will be seen as victims rather than conspirators.”
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When CBS 11 News first reported on the pyramid investigation in March, we reported that at least 40 agents had contributed to the donation program. But only those who recruited others were temporarily removed from their posts.