A parole officer has pleaded guilty to accepting about $3,000 from a parolee under her supervision in exchange for favors and helping him avoid federal agents.
Breanna Polk, 32, of Dallas pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud Tuesday in a Dallas federal courtroom. She will be sentenced Oct. 1.
Polk faces a maximum of 20 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervision after her release.
Federal agents said she received the money from August 2007 until March 2010.
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According to federal court documents, Polk was a parole officer who had an office in Garland and supervised the parolee, who was not identified.
On Aug. 2, 2007, the parolee left Polk $500 after she told him that she planned to take a trip to Florida to celebrate her birthday. The parolee left more than $500 two other times in exchange for favorable treatment from Polk on his performance or lack of performance on some of his parole conditions.
In March 2010, the parolee, accused of drug distribution, fled from Drug Enforcement Administration agents, and Polk failed to file a violation report. The next month, another person paid Polk $2,000 on behalf of the parolee to help him avoid federal agents.
Federal agents said Polk knew that the parolee was in Mexico and agreed to check for any arrest warrants and notify the parolee if there were any.
In June 2010, Polk accessed the National Crime Information Center for any warrants.
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