A veteran Orange County sheriff’s deputy was charged Monday with improperly using his work access to computer records to search the criminal history of two people.
Angel Lora Guerrero, 57, of Santa Ana, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of receiving unauthorized privileged information, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
Guerrero, who has been a deputy for about 16 years, is accused of looking at privileged records and criminal backgrounds of two people in efforts that were not related to his work between Oct. 31, 2014, and Nov. 1, 2015, according to prosecutors. District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Roxi Fyad declined to comment further.
The deputy “is still employed with (the department),” said sheriff’s Lt. Mark Stichter. “Our internal administrative investigation is ongoing.”
If convicted, Guerrero would face up to a year in county jail. He is scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 6.
–City News Service
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