BSO Employee Faces Fraud, Official Misconduct Charges For Allegedly Faking Work Injury – CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Broward Sheriff’s office announced the arrest of one of their own on Thursday.

BSO said they arrested Jennifer Blum, 45, a seasoned BSO communications worker, on Wednesday.

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Blum is charged with employee compensation fraud and official misconduct.

BSO said Blum told her supervisors that she had a fall while working at BSO’s Central Communications Center in the early hours of August 13, 2020.

Surveillance videos and other evidence would later show that Blum did not suffer a fall and, according to investigators, lied about the incident.

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BSO said Blum signed forms attesting her injuries and that BSO incurred more than $ 1,300 in medical bills.

Blum was arrested in the BSO public security building on Wednesday evening.

“It is disappointing to have to announce the arrest of one of our employees, but I promised the residents of Broward that BSO would be a transparency and accountability agency,” said Sheriff Gregory Tony. “If employees break the law, my administration will have the moral courage to monitor our own. We will approach the termination procedure. “

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Blum, who has been with BSO since January 2000, was suspended without pay.

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