FT. LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A Broward County Clerk of Courts employee was arrested Friday over an alleged organized scheme to defraud the clerk’s office.
Angela Sheffield-Reed, 44, had worked for the Clerk of Courts office and worked in the family and civil division. According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, she failed to credit the clerk’s account with money that should have been received for filing fees.
BSO said that she pocketed the money and eventually stole more than $5,000.
Sheffield-Reed faces a third-degree felony charge of Organized Scheme to Defraud which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.