Fmr. Montgomery officer convicted of fraud, ID theft

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A former Montgomery police officer who was alleged to have improperly used law inforcement equipment, was convicted Wednesday on one count of wire fraud and one count of aggrevated identity theft.

The U.S. Attorney's office made the announcement Thursday regarding Bradley Howard Pemberton, 41, in the 2008 incident in which Pemberton filled out a credit card application online with stolen information.

The case fell under federal jurisdiction because Pemberton filed the Discover Card application electronically and participated in interstate commerce when the application was sent from Elmore County, Alabama to Ohio.

Investigators noted that Pemberton used the name, Social Security number and date of birth of another person but used his own address on the application and mailing address.

Pemberton, a sergeant, was a veteran on the force with MPD having been with the department since 1994.

He was placed on mandatory leave with pay on February 10, 2011 as the department started the process of terminating his employment.