On Monday, Broward County police officials arrested a 44-year-old Sheriff’s deputy who allegedly removed several items from a Lauderdale Lakes Walmart. Pending the outcome of the investigation, the deputy was placed on leave with pay.
Sheriff’s Deputy Use Vest to Stash Stolen Items, Police Declared
Veda Coleman-Wright, a Broward County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, declared that Henry Guzman, a 44-year-old deputy was arrested on Monday and charged with misdemeanor theft.
According to Guzman’s arrest warrant, the individual was taken into custody shortly after Walmart reported the thefts.
The surveillance cameras captured Guzman as he was removing various items from the Walmart.
According to a store manager, the deputy stole $200 worth of merchandise. The thefts occurred during his visits on the 2nd 9th, and 17th of May.
Upon serving a house search warrant, Guzman’s colleagues managed to retrieve the stolen merchandise.
According to the authorities, the Sheriff’s deputy stole several Marvel and Star Wars figurines, a “Fifty Shades Freed” DVD and a “Dirt” DVD.
Furthermore, based on the surveillance footage, Guzman used his police vest to stash the items.
Veda Coleman-Wright declared that all thefts occurred while the deputy was working a special detail near a medical center.
Following his arrest, Guzman was charged with several counts of misdemeanor theft and taken to Broward County’s Main Jail. He will remain there until his trial.
Meanwhile, the Sheriff’s Deputy was placed on leave without pay. Coleman-Wright declared that the deputy would probably be suspect without pay once the State Attorney’s Office presses charges.
Scott Israel, the county’s sheriff, declared that in no way Guzman’s actions reflect the work of all the people at the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
More than that, he stated that the deputy would be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
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