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Cary Leaders Consider Funding for Cyber Crimes Unit

Posted April 26, 2007 6:55 a.m. EDT
Updated April 26, 2007 7:18 a.m. EDT

— Cary police want to use the Internet to catch criminals, but town leaders must first approve thousands of dollars in funding for the project.

According to Cary police, $230,000 is needed to help fund a new cyber crimes unit.

Last year, Cary detectives investigated more than 480 computer-related cases, including 70 identity theft crimes.

If the department gets the green light, the money will fund extensive training, new equipment and two detectives assigned primarily to computer-related crimes.