COURT CLERK’S WORKER CHARGED IN SCHEME
BSO Case Number: CH12-03-1042
- PIO Number: 12-4-7
- Date: April 12, 2012
- Time: 10 a.m.
- Place of Occurrence: Broward County Courthouse, 201 SE 6 St., Ft. Lauderdale
- Jurisdiction: Broward County
- State of Florida
- Angela Sheffield-Reed, 44, 6/10/67, 1608 NW 16 Ct., Ft. Lauderdale
Description of Incident:
The Broward Sheriff’s Office, working with information provided by the Broward County Clerk of Courts Office, has arrested a courthouse employee.
“This is an unfortunate incident, but this office has a zero tolerance policy for this type of behavior,” said Howard Forman, Clerk of Court.
The suspect, Angela Sheffield-Reed, 44, had been an employee of the Clerk of Courts for 11 years and was assigned to the Family and Civil Division. Sheffield-Reed failed to credit the Clerk’s account with money that should have been received for filing fees and was able to steal over $5,000.
Sheffield-Reed was arrested Thursday morning on a charge of Organized Scheme to Defraud. A third degree felony, the offense carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Sheffield-Reed was booked at the Broward County Jail on Thursday and was released today on $5,000 bond.
- THIS REPORT BY: Det. T. Duggan, Jim Leljedal / PIO Chief S. Gooding, Lt. J. Natiello 4/13/12 1300