County Ag Extension Employee Arrested for Fraud
April 22, 2016
In February of 2016 Fred Moody, Levy County Administrator and
Danny Shipp, Levy County Clerk of Courts, discovered employee Lacy Shae Harris
(1-16-90) was responsible for numerous credit card charges on the Levy County
Ag Extension Office credit card. Investigators determined Harris made over
$7,700 in charges to companies such as Wal-Mart, Amazon, Vivid Seats LTD and
ticketsatwork.com. None of these charges had been authorized by supervisors and
were deemed fraudulent.
LCSO investigators determined the charges made to the credit
card were for Harris’ own personal use. Investigators filed for and were
granted a warrant for Harris’ arrest. Harris was arrested on this warrant at her
home in Marion County on April 14, 2016 and booked into the Marion County Jail.
Harris has since posted a $20,000 bond and been released.
Additional investigation has determined Harris could be
responsible for additional thefts as they relate to the Ag Extension Office and
additional charges could be filed.

 

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Lt. Scott Tummond
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Levy County Sheriff’s Office
(352) 486-5111
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