August 27, 2015
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CRESTVIEW, Fla. –The Florida Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General arrested Correctional Officer Tracy Diana Mobley yesterday as part of an open and active criminal investigation. Officer Mobley has been charged with Unlawful Compensation by a Public Employee. The felony charge is a result of the officer receiving financial compensation to allegedly smuggle contraband into the Okaloosa Correctional Institution between March and August, 2015. The Department is currently taking the appropriate personnel action regarding the employment of Officer Mobley.
Secretary Julie Jones said, "The actions of this officer are unacceptable and violate the trust and confidence placed upon our correctional officers by this Department and the people of Florida. I applaud the Office of Inspector General for their continued commitment to investigate and take the proper action against those who infringe on the policies of this agency and the laws of our state."
The Office of Inspector General initiated the criminal investigation into Mobley's transgression after receiving credible information that the officer received MoneyGrams from an inmate's fiancé'. Further investigation confirmed the allegations and that the officer seriously violated Florida Law and Department policy. Officer Mobley confessed upon questioning.
Following the arrest, OIG Inspectors transported Officer Mobley to the Okaloosa County Jail. The Office of Inspector General acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the State Attorney's Office in the 1st Judicial Court.
Although an arrest has been made, an open and active criminal investigation into the incident remains. This is all of the information available at this time.
For more information regarding the Department's Correctional Officers and the Office of Institutions, please visit http://www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ci.html.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs more than 22,000 members statewide, incarcerates more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.