FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A Broward Sheriff’s Office sergeant has bonded out of jail after being accused of falsifying his work hours on multiple occasions.
Forty-eight-year-old BSO Sgt. Ivan Roiz, who works out of Pompano Beach, was arrested Thursday and placed behind bars.
7News cameras captured Roiz as he walked out of the Broward County Jail later that same day and got into an awaiting car. He declined to comment on the allegations.
According to police, for several months, BSO Internal Affairs investigated Roiz after he claimed to be working a security detail at the Isles of Weston community when he was actually home.
Isles of Weston residents were outraged by the allegations. “Are you kidding me? No, that needs to be taken care of,” said Penny Rhahansa.
BSO investigators have charged Roiz with organized scheme to defraud, grand theft and official misconduct.
It all began when a supervisor realized Roiz wasn’t calling into dispatch while working his off-duty detail in Weston, as he was supposed to. According to the arrest affidavit, “[The public corruption unit] placed a mobile tracking device on the defendant’s BSO vehicle … to track the vehicle movements in ‘real time.'”
After reviewing a dozen three-hour details from late July to early September, investigators found “the defendant submitted invoices for additional police services (detail vouchers) purporting to have worked the Isles at Weston HOA detail, while the tracker showed his BSO vehicle to be at the defendant’s home address.”
Isles of Weston resident Shari Perez said she is not happy. “I think we pay enough in homeowners association fees for accurate security, and it makes me very angry,” she said.
“If we’re paying him, he should have been doing his duty, and that’s kind of ripping us off,” said Rhahansa.
The arrest affidavit states, for all of those security detail shifts, the Isles of Weston homeowners association paid about $1,500. Roiz got about $1,100 of that amount.
He posted $3,000 bond and is currently suspended without pay.
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