Carlos Jose Montemayor Jr., the current Duval County Tax Assessor Collector was set for court on Tuesday, Jan. 26 however due to medical issues his court appearance was reset for a later date.
Montemayor recently suffered a stroke and is in a rehab center.
According to county officials, Montemayor's family states he is in recovery. However, county officials are unsure if Montemayor will return to his position.
“If he is unable to come back to work we will have to appoint someone in his place until the elections in November,” said County Judge Rocky Carrillo.
Montemayor was charged with 14 counts of misapplication of fiduciary property in May 2015 for his involvement of the 2013 Appraisal District scam.
Three ex-employees of the Appraisal District were arrested and indicted in May 2014. Former Duval County Chief Appraiser Rene Garza, former executive assistant Analeigha Carrillo and former officer manager Roel Charo were charged with abuse of official capacity, engaging in organized criminal activity and theft by a public servant.
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 a couple employees.
According to district attorney officials, files state Montemayor received 14 counts for checks he signed without reviewing their contents or without questioning their validity before signing them.
The theft occurred from January 2013 to December 2013. The bonus checks and items charged by the three ex-employees to business credit cards totaled at least $300,000.
Montemayor's position will remain open as the county received updates from his family.