Officers arrested Mary Brown a former city of Opa-locka for stealing nearly $117,000 of taxpayer’s money.
“She would meet with the person seeking a license. She would take the money from the person seeking the license, she would take the cash herself, and there was no record of it,” Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said. “Sometimes the person would get a receipt; sometimes they wouldn’t.”
Brown worked for the city for six years, and got away with failing to reference customer receipt numbers in the city’s database.
“The reason it was caught is because we got information from the city itself to come forward and say, ‘You know, you need to take a look at this! Something is going on,’” Fernandez Rundle said.
Brown is facing charges of organized scheme to defraud, grand theft, and official misconduct of a public servant. Her bond was set at $150,000.
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