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Online dating can be a little bit of a gamble—no matter how compatible and/or trustworthy a potential suitor seems, sometimes you just want to get a background check on a fool before you meet up with him. And that's exactly what some police officers did in Fairfield, California. While they were on duty. Oops.


Court documents allege at least two Fairfield police officers used resources at their disposal to creep on women they had found on dating sites and apps like Tinder, eHarmony, and on company time. According to CBS Sacramento, Stephen Ruiz and Jacob Glashoff even used a "confidential law enforcement database that connects to the DMV and state and federal records" to scope out women they were more into. And they performed the searches and talked about it in front of other officers. Bro. Not cool.

Obviously it's a huge abuse of power to use a confidential police database for personal benefit, but that's also an insane invasion of a person's privacy. The two officers are still on their regular duties, but may face felony charges.


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