WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

MPD Officer Charged With Fraud

Play associated audio
After going several months without a working gun dealer, the city struck a compromise this week by offering bargain office space in police headquarters to the one dealer licensed in the city.
Pete Thompson
After going several months without a working gun dealer, the city struck a compromise this week by offering bargain office space in police headquarters to the one dealer licensed in the city.

The officer, 35-year-old Aisha Hackley, works out of MPD's 2nd district in Northwest D.C. She was arrested at the 2nd district station June 14.

Hackley is accused of forging the signature of an elderly woman she met during a fraud investigation, and then depositing 10 checks totaling more than $43,000.

The victim, an 85-year-old woman, contacted Bank of America at the end of May when she noticed a series of suspicious checks charged against her account. The checks were made out to Aisha Jackson, which officials say is another name for Hackley, and her son, Kevin Jackson.

According to court documents, Hackley met the woman last December when she reported being the victim of a lottery scam. The officer visited her several times since then, and also helped her open a bank account, according to the charges.

Hackley has been released on bond and she is due back in court June 30.

NPR

Oliver Sacks, Renowned Neurologist And Author, Dies At 82

His book Awakenings, about reviving patients from a catatonic state was turned into a 1990 film. He also wrote more than a dozen other books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.
NPR

Correction: Italians And Celiac Disease

A correction to our story about gluten-free options in Italy, the land of pizza and pasta. Italian children are not routinely tested for celiac disease, as we incorrectly reported.
NPR

Obama Plays Defense On Climate Change Ahead Of Alaska Trip

President Obama pushed back against what some see as the irony of him expanding oil exploration while talking up climate change.
NPR

Uber Hires Hackers To Secure Driverless Cars

NPR's Rachel Martin reports that the ride-sharing service Uber is hiring experts to protect driverless cars from being hacked.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.