Today's stupid criminal story is very unique in that the criminal in this case is actually a police officer...
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore police detective who claimed he was shot by another man and sought worker’s compensation has been convicted of perjury and fraud.
A Baltimore Circuit Court jury also convicted Anthony N. Fata Wednesday of misconduct in office. Sentencing is set for Oct. 21.
Fata, a 14-year veteran, said he was shot on Jan. 18, 2011 in a garage near police headquarters by another man and returned fire. He suffered a graze wound to his thigh.
Prosecutors say Fata shot himself to obtain worker’s compensation benefits.