Monday, July 23, 2012

Former Department of Children and Families employee arrested for falsification of records

Jul 20, 2012
Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Office of Executive Investigations today arrested Sheila Ann Choice, 55, of Greenville, Fla., for one count of falsifying records of an individual in the care and custody of a state agency, a third-degree felony.
FDLE was provided information by the Department of Children and Families’ Office of Inspector General that Choice had allegedly falsified visitation documents on five different occasions, claiming she had completed in-home visits.
FDLE agents verified these alleged falsifications and secured a warrant for Choice’s arrest.  The alleged false visitations occurred in May and June of 2011.
"We have a zero-tolerance policy for this kind of behavior from our employees," said DCF Secretary David Wilkins. "We took this very seriously and brought these actions to the attention of FDLE so that criminal charges could be pursued. We appreciate the hard work of our partners in law enforcement who worked with us to ensure that protecting children is our priority."
Choice will be booked into the Madison County Jail.
For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Keith Kameg or Steve Arthur
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001