- Associated Press - Saturday, November 25, 2017

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida corrections officer is accused of taking money from a recently released inmate and spending it on several purchases.

News outlets report 29-year-old Felicia Brown was charged with fraud on Friday.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey says when an inmate is released from jail, their funds are returned on a debit card. In this case, he said, the officer who processed the inmate’s release made an “honest mistake” in not returning the money.

He says Brown noticed the other officer’s mistake, she took the money.

Ivey says Brown has been fired.

She’s charged with fraudulent use of a credit card, scheme to defraud, petit theft, official misconduct, criminal use of personal information and fasle entries in books of a business. Jail records don’t list a lawyer.

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