Federal prosecutors say an Atlantic City police sergeant admitted she structured financial transactions to avoid filing required reports and lied to federal agents about her relationship with a convicted drug dealer.
Prosecutors say Sgt. Kiyia Harris pleaded guilty on Monday to structuring and making false statements to FBI agents in December 2014.
Prosecutors say the 39-year-old Egg Harbor Township woman made cash deposits in increments of under $10,000 each over seven years. Banks must report deposits greater than those amounts to regulators. [[314735751, C]]
Prosecutors say Harris told FBI investigators she never deposited the money to help her boyfriend — who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine — buy a car and a motorcycle.
Harris faces up to five years in prison for each count. Her sentencing is scheduled for August.