Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) sergeant Ivan Roiz was arrested on September 22 for allegedly falsifying work hours for an off-duty detail and fraudulently receiving over $1,000 in payment. He faces charges for grand theft, official misconduct, and organized scheme to defraud. Roiz, 47, was released on bond the next day. News sources did not name an attorney for Roiz.
According to the police report, Roiz allegedly submitted invoices to the Weston Homeowners Association for off-duty work between July and September this year. An investigation by the BSO’s public corruption unit revealed that Roiz never did any off-duty work during those months.
The report states that a tracker placed in Roiz’s marked vehicle showed that he was either at the Pompano Beach district office or at home during the times he was supposed to be working his off-duty detail in Weston. He was reportedly paid over $1,000 by the homeowners association during the three-month period he allegedly falsified his work hours.
A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office told news sources that Roiz has been suspended without pay. He had worked for the agency for 14 years.
Another case involving a deputy with Broward sheriff’s office was reported a few weeks ago. Santiago Mayorga of Pompano Beach, Florida was arrested for a DUI hit-and-run in July. He was charged with DUI, possession of illegal drugs, and leaving the scene of an accident. News sources did not name an attorney for Mayorga.
According to the arrest report, the alleged car crash took place at 10 p.m. on July 4. Mayorga, 22, was driving his patrol vehicle on Interstate 95 when he allegedly crashed into a Mazda driven by Penny Reynolds.
Reynolds followed Mayorga and memorized his unit number before calling 911 to report the incident. She told police that Mayorga appeared to speed up his vehicle when he noticed that she was following him. The scratches and dents on Reynolds’ car were later found to be consistent with the ones on Mayorga’s Ford Crown Victoria.
Following his arrest, a spokesperson with the sheriff’s office told news sources that Mayorga has been suspended with pay and relieved of his vehicle, badge, and identification pending the outcome of the case.
Source: 9.23.16 Roiz Grand Theft.pdf