Lisa J. Huriash
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
A Coconut Creek police officer has been criminally charged for allegedly using his police computer to track down a woman whom he wanted to meet at her house.
Police Officer Scott Hysell, 41, is accused of using his police access to identify and meet the unidentified woman in October.
According to the incident report, Hysell accessed the information “via a computer outside the scope of his access rights and exceeded his authorization for use as a police officer. He did this willfully and with knowledge that such access is unauthorized or the manner of use exceeded authorization.”
The report also said Hysell “then used his police authority to enter a gated community and visit the victim’s home.”
The victim, according to the report, is “in fear of retaliation for reporting the incident.”
Hysell has been charged with criminal use of personal information and offenses against computer users.
The Coconut Creek Police Department said Hysell has been employed since December 2013 and was earning $69,931. He’s been placed on unpaid leave.
The president of the police union, Rod Skirvin, would say Thursday only that the case is under investigation and he couldn’t comment further.
Hysell’s criminal defense attorney, Mike Dutko, said he could not comment.
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