BSO EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR IMPERSONATING A DEPUTY
- BSO Case Number: BS08-03-1437
- PIO Number: 08-3-10
- Date: March 11, 2008
- Place of Occurrence: Various locations throughout Broward County
- Carlos Milord, 41, male, hire date 12/16/02, Broward County
Description of Incident:
A five-year veteran of the Broward Sheriff’s Office is locked up with inmates instead of assisting them in the law library where he worked before he was arrested Tuesday evening for impersonating an officer.
Carlos Milord, 41, disgraced the BSO badge and the men and women who stand behind it when he presented himself as a deputy to help purchase two vehicles. Milord’s crimes were uncovered when he sold a 2004 BMW 525i, which Milord never paid for, to an unsuspecting couple for $6,000. During a traffic stop, the boyfriend was pulled over and told the BMW was stolen. That’s when the couple told BSO investigators that couldn’t be true because they purchased the car from a BSO deputy in August 2007. Aid Auto Brokers in Pembroke Park reported the car stolen on December 11, 2007, when Milord failed to return the car to the lot and complete some paperwork.
Further investigation revealed that Milord purchased a 2004 BMW 530i from JM Lexus in Coconut Creek in November 2007. Milord sold the car in January 2008 and received a $2,000 down payment when he turned the car over to the buyer. Milord pretended to sell another car to another victim who gave him $1,000 as a down payment. That buyer was never given a car or a refund.
BSO investigators said each time Milord conducted his fraudulent transactions, victims and witnesses said he carried a handgun, a BSO badge and was wearing BSO clothing (pants only issued to sworn BSO personnel, a green windbreaker jacket with the BSO insignia on the back and a BSO ID hanging from a lanyard around his neck). Based on Milord’s appearance, actions and his claim of being a special investigator working on Sgt. Chris Reyka’s murder case, the victims said they trusted him and were comfortable giving him money. Milord was also allowed to use the names of co-signers, who were never present, to complete the auto loans.
Milord is a civilian employee who worked as a library specialist at the Joseph V. Conte detention facility in Pompano Beach. During questioning, Milord declined to offer any explanation for his actions and refused to reveal where he obtained the department issued pants. During a consent search of Milord’s vehicle, detectives recovered a Sig Sauer BB gun and a BSO deputy sheriff badge.
Milord faces seven counts of falsely impersonating an officer and one count of grand theft. He remains in jail on a $150,000 bond. Milord is currently suspended without pay. If you believe you have been victimized by Carlos Milord, contact BSO Economic Crime Detective Mitch Gordon at (954) 321-4255 or call Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at (954) 493-TIPS or online at www.browardcrimestoppers.org.
- INVESTIGATORS: Economic Crime Det. M. Gordon, RID
- THIS REPORT BY: Veda Coleman-Wright/PIO March 12, 2008 1445