Sometimes it doesn't pay to do a favor for a friend, especially when you are a cop.
A Surfside Police Officer Woodrow Brooks was arrested recently on charges of corruption after he decided to take part in an insurance fraud scheme last year.
Brooks knowingly filed two police reports for staged accidents after a friend asked the officer to do a favor for one of his friends, according to Hialeah Police investigators.
Brooks was recruited by his friend Federico Elias, who was asking as a favor for Alex Rosso. Brooks agreed, but when Elias spilled the beans to Hialeah Police Detective Alvarez, Brooks was taken in for questioning and confessed. Some kind of friend Elias was.
Brooks, a three-year veteran, even admitted that in one of the accidents, only one vehicle of the alleged three vehicles involved in a crash was present.