Veteran BSO communications employee arrested on fraud, misconduct charges

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A longtime Broward Sheriff’s Office communications employee has been arrested on charges of workers’ compensation fraud and official misconduct.

Forty-five-year-old Jennifer Blum was taken into custody at BSO’s Public Safety Building, Wednesday evening.

The agency said she lied about falling on the job and collected $1,300 in workers’ compensation.

In a statement, Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony wrote, “It’s disappointing that we have to announce the arrest of one of our employees, but I made a commitment to Broward residents that BSO would be an agency of transparency and accountability.”

Blum began working for BSO in January 2000. She has been suspended without pay.

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