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Employee for Broward County Sheriff’s office arrested for charges of grand theft and fraud

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(Broward County, Florida)– A civilian employee of the Broward Sheriff’s Office is facing fraud and grand theft charges after officials said she stole thousands of dollars from people while filing their tax returns.

A spokesperson from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said Mickalon Bullard, 45, who worked for the civilian Policy and Accountability Division, defrauded people out of their money preparing their tax returns.

In March, a person noticed a mistake on their taxes that showed one refunded amount to be deposited into their account and a second amount to be deposited into an unknown account, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office found that Bullard had split the refund and had a portion deposited into her personal account.

Bullard had done the same thing at least two previous times to people who’d paid them to do their taxes between 2018 and 2022, authorities said.