Friday, April 22, 2016

County Ag Extension Employee Arrested for Fraud

April 22, 2016

In February of 2016 Fred Moody, Levy County Administrator and Danny Shipp, Levy County Clerk of Courts, discovered employee Lacy Shae Harris (1-16-90) was responsible for numerous credit card charges on the Levy County Ag Extension Office credit card. Investigators determined Harris made over $7,700 in charges to companies such as Wal-Mart, Amazon, Vivid Seats LTD and None of these charges had been authorized by supervisors and were deemed fraudulent.

LCSO investigators determined the charges made to the credit card were for Harris’ own personal use. Investigators filed for and were granted a warrant for Harris’ arrest. Harris was arrested on this warrant at her home in Marion County on April 14, 2016 and booked into the Marion County Jail. Harris has since posted a $20,000 bond and been released.

Additional investigation has determined Harris could be responsible for additional thefts as they relate to the Ag Extension Office and additional charges could be filed.

Lt. Scott Tummond
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