Former Frankfort police officer sentenced to probation for illegally obtaining phone records on co-worker

By JOLEEN FERRIS

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - A former Frankfort Police Officer was sentenced to probation for illegally obtaining a co-worker's records.

Back in April, former Frankfort Village Police Officer Daniel Herrman admitted to using his position to unlawfully obtain a co-workers cell phone records. On Friday in Herkimer County Court, he heard his sentence.

Herrman pleaded guilty in April to forgery and official misconduct for using his former position as a police officer to get a fellow employee's phone records from Verizon.

The judge sentenced Herrman to five years probation, a total of $375 in fees and surcharges and 40 hours of community service. The prosecutor put his displeasure with that arrangement on the record, citing other crimes that Herrman has been charged with after this one.

"(Charges) involving the theft of a handgun from the Frankfort Village Police Department, possession of that handgun as well as the defendant being charged with contempt of court for apparently visiting is wife's residence or going near his wife's residence," Herkimer County District Attorney Jeffrey Carpenter said.

Herrman is due to be arraigned on those separate charges of criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property on Monday in Oneida County Court.

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