Three former employees in connection with the Duval County Appraisal District bonus check scam were indicted by Grand Jury on Monday, with two new charges added to each.
The Duval District Attorney's Office presented their case against Rene Garza, former Duval County Chief Appraiser, Roel Charo, former office manager and Analeigha Selina Carrillo, former executive assistant.
The three individuals were arrested in May 2014 after an external audit raised some red flags for a member of the Duval County Appraisal District, which launched an investigation into some steep bonuses for several employees.
The bonus checks and items charged to business credit cards totaled at least $300,000.
“They have been indicted,” said Duval County District Attorney Omar Escobar. “They now have to be processed and arrested.”
They were initially charged with abuse of official capacity. Now they carry one count of engaging in organized criminal activity and theft by a public servant. A total of three charges each.
A warrant will be issued on the new charges and they can either bond out or remain in jail until they go to trail, district attorney official said.
The theft occurred from January 2013 to December 2013.
“Grand Jury may consider other charges on this case or on another individual related to the case,” Escobar said. “It's possible. The Grand Jury is considering.”