Woman Arrested In 2019 Case of Fraud Involving Data Breach of Florida DCF

There’s an update to an incident first reported in 2019.

A woman who was involved in a data breach with the Florida Department of Children and Family Services in 2019 that affected 2,000 people and over $260,000 in retail theft, has been transferred to Miami-Dade County and was in court Saturday.

Bertanicy Garcia, 50, a former employee with the Miami office of the Florida DCF, is facing 17 counts of unlawful compensation/reward for official behavior, 16 counts of official misconduct, 10 counts of public assistance fraud by an official and a count of organized fraud of more than $50,000.

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