St. Paul Police Officer Ruby Diaz sentenced for identity theft

Longtime St. Paul Police Officer Ruby Diaz was sentenced Monday afternoon to 30 days in the workhouse and 5 years probation for illegally funneling money to her boyfriend in prison.

Ruby Diaz was found guilty of stealing her friend's identity to wire cash to her gang member boyfriend. The veteran police officer was convicted on identity theft charges, but acquitted on forgery charges.

"I committed my crime as a person who happened to be a police officer," Diaz told the court at Monday's sentencing.

Diaz is no longer an employee of the St. Paul Police Department.

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