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Cary Police Seek Funding for Cyber Crimes Unit

Posted April 20, 2007 11:47 p.m. EDT

— The Town Council is expected to consider a budget request from the Cary Police Department next week that would fund a cyber crimes unit.

The police department wants $230,000 to buy equipment and train two investigators for the cyber crimes unit, Police Chief Scott Cunningham said.

The two investigators would also work other cases but would focus on computer-related crimes, Cunningham said.

In 2006, Cary police investigated more than 480 such cases, including identity theft, pornography and fraud.

"If we can develop this capability in-house, then we can help investigate the computers and the software a lot faster, make arrests and get the people off the streets so that more people aren't victimized," Cunningham said.