Crime

Miami-Dade cop charged with falsifying reports for kickbacks

A Miami-Dade police officer was charged Thursday with falsifying crime reports and receiving kickbacks from credit repair businesses.

Rafael Duran, 43, is accused of writing the false police reports so customers could claim they were victims of identity theft to clean up their bad credit histories with reporting agencies.

Duran created the false reports to promote the success of the credit repair businesses and receive payments in return, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office and FBI. He will be arraigned on April 16.

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