Officer Delores Culmer is charged with conspiring to help her drug dealer boyfriend access "inside" police information about him, his alleged drug dealer associates and people who owed him money.
Federal prosecutors in Maryland say the 37-year-old police officer from Silver Spring tapped into police databases to run criminal records checks on people who were associates of a man authorities identify as either Culmer's boyfriend or fiance.
Authorities say Culmer put assets in her own name that really belonged to her boyfriend. The loot including residences in Silver Spring- thousands in cash and gifts from drug deals and a $100,000 engagement ring.
The man is identified in the complaint only as a co-conspirator but has not been charged.
The loot including residences in Silver Spring -- thousands in cash and gifts from drug deals and a $100,000 engagement ring.
The criminal complaint alleges Culmer's boyfriend bragged that he could find anyone at anytime. She faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for the conspiracy and 10 years in prison for fraud.
Culmer appeared Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, where she was ordered held pending a detention hearing Friday. It was not immediately clear if Culmer had a lawyer.