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Edwin Vargas Arrested: NYPD Detective Accused Of Hacking Into Other Cops' Emails

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 18: New York CIty Police officers stand near a demonstration against the city's 'stop and frisk' searche
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 18: New York CIty Police officers stand near a demonstration against the city's 'stop and frisk' searches in lower Manhattan near Federal Court March 18, 2013 in New York City. Hearings in a federal lawsuit filed by four black men against the city police department's 'stop and frisk' searches starts today in Manhattan Federal Court. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

An NYPD detective was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly hacking into the email accounts of his fellow police offciers in order to spy on his ex-girlfriend.

NBC New York reports 42-year-old Edwin Vargas suspected his ex-girlfriend had been cheating on him.

Vargas is also being accused of conducting illegal searches in the National Crime Information Center database, which is run by the FBI.

Officials say from 2010 to 2012, the the 20-year veteran of the NYPD broke into at least 40 email accounts, 21 of which belonged to other cops.

Vargas allegedly paid $4,000 for hacking services to access the confidential information which included telephone numbers, home addresses, and even personal vehicle information.

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