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Memphis officer accused of computer fraud, lying to FBI

Sean Fritz, photo courtesy Memphis Police Department. Sean Fritz, photo courtesy Memphis Police Department.

(WMC-TV) – A Memphis police officer has been arrested following charges that he used confidential information to help an informant commit crimes.

Prosecutors say Sean Fritz accessed an FBI database on two different occasions and broke the law by using the information he retrieved for non-law enforcement purposes.

The 36-year-old Marion, AR, resident denied the allegations when questioned by FBI agents.

He's been charged with two counts of computer fraud and a single count of lying to investigators.

"If convicted Fritz faces up to five years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine for each count of computer fraud, and up to five years imprisonment and a $250, 000 fine for making false statements to federal agents," said a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Fritz, who's been on the force since 2007, has been relieved of duty with pay pending the result of the investigation.

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