Florida, Florida, Florida. From hanging chads, to hurricanes, to Stand Your Ground, to allegations of State Attorney’s bias against Trayvon Martin, to now this – medical examiner investigator stealing from the dead.
Ocala Post reports that 46-year-old Christopher Dwight Allen was arrested on September 13, 2013, on charges of official misconduct, dealing in stolen property, and false verification of ownership on pawnbroker transaction forms. Allen worked as a forensic investigator at the District 4 Medical Examiner’s Office in Jacksonville, Florida.
In May 2013, after family members of a Hamilton County woman claimed that her jewelry was stolen following her death, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement began an investigation. Agents found pawn broker transactions indicating that Allen sold over 60 items of jewelry to various pawn shops in the last 12 months. They believe that the jewelry was stolen off bodies of the deceased.
Allen was arrested at the medical examiner’s office and booked into the Duval County Jail on a $150,000 bond.
What else is the public going to find out about corruption in the State of Florida?