According to an arrest report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Florida authorities arrested a former courthouse employee on 23 counts of official misconduct and booked her into Palm Beach County jail earlier this week. The 27-year-old is accused of altering traffic records and dismissing cases while working as a deputy clerk for the Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller’s Office in Delray Beach.
She was fired and allegedly used her position to dismiss traffic tickets and clear driver’s license suspensions for her friends, relatives, and boyfriend. Authorities estimate that she may have altered as many as 42 records, resulting in over $5,000 in lost traffic fines for Palm Beach County. Those records have been corrected.
If convicted of official misconduct, her maximum sentence is five years of jail time for each count.
Source: Former Palm Beach County court employee arrested, South Florida Sun Sentinel, November 8, 2010
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