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Press Release
September 22, 2017
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Former Correctional Officer Arrested Following OIG Investigation

SNEADS, Fla. – On September 19, the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Office of Inspector General announced the arrest of former correctional officer Karen Carter following an OIG criminal investigation. Carter has been charged with four counts of unlawful compensation as a public servant.

Carter turned herself in to the Jackson County Jail. The FDC Office of the Inspector General acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the State Attorney’s Office in the 14th Judicial Circuit.

For more information regarding the Department’s Office of Inspector General, please visit www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html

Click here to see the arrest warrant. The following exemption applies to the redactions:

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.

Information, which is released, would jeopardize a person’s safety. § 945.10(1)(e), F.S.

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