Jail officer steals inmate’s credit card and racks up charges

Credit card (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

A jail officer in Florida, was arrested for stealing a woman’s credit card after taking possession of her property when she was booked into jail.

The Seminole County Sheriff's Office detention facility officer
who was supposed to care for the woman’s property, was charged with credit card fraud.

59-year-old Luis Rodriguez, who worked as an officer at the Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford, is accused of fraudulently using the credit card from the inmate.

The woman called police two days after being released on bond after noticing suspicious activity on her credit card.

One charge was at a gas station in Deltona, while she was in custody. Two other charges were at a car wash in Deltona.

Detectives reviewed surveillance video and recognized Rodriguez at the car wash. The car that was cleaned was registered to him, police said.

Rodriguez was booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach. His bond was set at $5,000.

He was also fired by the Seminole Sheriff's Office.

The woman whose credit card was stolen, was charged with child neglect and her husband was charged with child abuse
after their 13-year-old daughter, who has special needs, complained about their treatment towards her.

The couple denied the allegations against them and insist that they are very good parents.