Pittsburgh police officer who lied to the FBI concerning bank robbery leaves the department

By Steve Pope | December 13, 2018

A Pittsburgh police officer who is facing federal charges of lying to the FBI is no longer employed by the Pittsburgh police.

It is not clear if Cain resigned or retired from the department. He started his career with the department in 1994 and as of Nov. 27, the date the charges were unsealed, has been on suspension without pay.

According to a court document, Cain lied to the agents on July 27 and again on July 31, when he denied any knowledge concerning a January bank robbery in Crafton.

Federal prosecutors alleged in court documents that Brent Richards, 32, of Pittsburgh, brandished a gun when he robbed the Citizens Bank on Foster Avenue on Jan. 8.

In a July 27 interview Cain “denied any knowledge of the identity of the individual” who robbed the bank, the document said.

In fact, Richards had told Cain that he had robbed the bank, prosecutors said.

Cain’s mother, Melissa Kane, 47, of Pittsburgh, also faces charges for interfering with police when they went to arrest her son.

Steve Pope can be contacted at steve.pope@grantstreetnews.com


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