Correction: Police Officer Theft story
Feb. 12, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — In a story Feb. 6 about thefts from a police forfeiture program, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a Florida man convicted of stealing from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department was a former police officer. He was a former civilian employee.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Ex-employee stole $310K from Florida police department
A former civilian police employee who confessed to stealing $310,000 in cash from his department's forfeiture program has been sentenced to one year and four months in prison
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former employee for a Florida police department who confessed to stealing more than $310,000 in cash from his department has been sentenced to one year and four months in prison.
The Sun Sentinel of South Florida reports 34-year-old Gerard Anthony Brady was sentenced last week. He has been ordered to turn himself in on March 9 to begin his sentence for the thefts from the Fort Lauderdale Police forfeiture program, which manages seized property and cash used to help area law enforcement efforts.
Brady had been hired in August 2010 as the department's forfeiture coordinator. He started skimming cash and altering documents to hide the thefts in December 2012 and was arrested late 2016.
He has also been ordered to repay more than $225,000.