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Baltimore police detective indicted on theft charges, allegations he used fake diploma

Baltimore police detective indicted on theft charges, allegations he used fake diploma

A 32-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department has been indicted on theft charges after prosecutors alleged he used a fake diploma.

Staccato Butler, a detective who worked as computer forensic analyst, was charged with two counts of theft of at least $10,000 but less than $100,000 for "unlawfully presenting as genuine a false diploma," the Baltimore state's attorney's office said in a statement last week.

Police said this week that Butler is no longer with the department.

Butler most recently worked as a detective in the department's cyber and electronic crimes unit. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the University of Baltimore's high-technology...

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