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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Press Release
March 2, 2016
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FDC Employees Arrested Following OIG Investigations

POLK CITY, Fla. and CHIPLEY, Fla. –The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) today arrested Correctional Officer Dennis Miller and yesterday arrested food service worker Roberta Emery following separate OIG criminal investigations. Miller has been charged with Grand Theft while Emery has been charged with Introduction of Contraband into a Correctional Institution.

Following the arrest, OIG inspectors transported Miller to the Polk County Jail and Emery to the Washington County Jail. The Florida Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the State Attorney’s Offices in the 10th and 14th Judicial Circuits.

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Click below to see the affidavits. The following exemptions apply to the redactions:

Dennis Miller
Roberta Emery

The home addresses, telephone numbers, including cellular and personal pager numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, and photographs of active or former department employees and/or their spouses and children; places of employment; daycare facilities, and/or schools of active or former department employees’ spouses and children (sections 119.071 (4)(d), F.S. and 945.10(1)(e), F.S.

Active criminal investigation or criminal intelligence information. § 119.071(2)(c), F.S.


As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs more than 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.

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