April 24, 2019
Former Florida Probation Officer Arrested
CRESTVIEW, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced today the arrest of former Senior Probation Officer Rae Nicole Sweatt. Sweatt is charged with one count of racketeering, 14 counts of official misconduct, two counts of tampering with a witness, 14 counts of forgery, 14 counts of uttering a forged instrument and 14 counts of false official statements.
Following the arrest, Sweatt was transported to the Okaloosa County Jail. The OIG acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by State Attorney William "Bill" Eddins of the 1st Judicial Circuit of Florida, Florida Highway Patrol and Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
For more information on the Department’s Office of the Inspector General, please visit: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html.
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Social security numbers. § 119.071(5)(a), F.S.
The home addresses, telephone numbers, including cellular and personal pager numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, and photographs of active or former department employees and/or their spouses and children; places of employment; daycare facilities, and/or schools of active or former department employees’ spouses and children (sections 119.071 (4)(d), F.S. and 945.10(1)(e), F.S.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 96,000 inmates and supervises nearly 166,000 offenders in the community.