Sheriff seeks task force to combat online crime

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is seeking funding for a new interagency computer crimes task force to combat online CP, identity theft and fraud. “There’s just a huge gamut of offenses that are occurring on a daily basis,” said Boone County Sheriff’s Investigator Andy Anderson, describing the increase in such crimes as an “explosion.” “We’re constantly hearing about somebody’s credit card numbers being stolen online,” Anderson said. “CP has absolutely exploded. The issue is just too big…”

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