U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE OFFICER INDICTED FOR UNAUTHORIZED LEADS AND OHLEG SEARCHES AND TAMPERING WITH RECORDS
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man was an entrusted employee who abused his position to obtain law enforcement data on coworkers and acquaintances for his own personal non-law enforcement purposes.” Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a 24 count indictment against Horace Ryan Greene of Springfield, age 54, for 6 counts of Unauthorized Use of the Law Enforcement Automated Database System (LEADS), 15 counts of Unauthorized Use of the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG), and 3 counts of Tampering with Records. Greene has worked for the Columbus VA Ambulatory Care Center as a police officer since January of 2017. “It is alleged that between June of 2017 through October of 2019, Greene conducted unauthorized searches to acquire personal information on other Columbus VA police officers and VA employees, as well as non-VA employees,” O’Brien stated. O’Brien commended the VA Office of Inspector General Criminal Investigations Division, the VA Office of Security and Law Enforcement, and the Columbus VA Police for their investigation of this case. Arraignment for Greene is scheduled for Wednesday, August 26th at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2A at 345 S. High Street in downtown Columbus.