FL: Palm Beach sheriff’s deputy arrested in ID theft case

Paula McMahon and Adam Sacasa report:

A Palm Beach sheriff’s deputy faces identity theft and fraud charges for abusing his access to a law enforcement database to steal people’s personal information, authorities said Thursday.

Another man arrested in the same case told investigators that he agreed to pay Deputy Frantz Felisma $10,000 a month in exchange for the deputy routinely obtaining the personal information of people who owned luxury vehicles, records show.

U.S. Magistrate Judge William Matthewman agreed to keep Felisma jailed Thursday after prosecutors raised concerns he could flee the country.

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