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BSO sergeant paid for off-duty detail he never performed, affidavit says

Sgt. Ivan Roiz arrested on grand theft, misconduct charges

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A Broward Sheriff's Office sergeant was arrested Thursday after billing a Weston community for off-duty detail work that he never performed, according to an arrest affidavit.

Sgt. Ivan Roiz faces charges of grand theft, organized scheme to defraud and official misconduct.

The BSO's Public Corruption Unit began investigating Roiz after learning that the sergeant failed to report to BSO communications, as required by policy, while working an off-duty detail in the Isles at Weston, Detective John Calabro wrote in his affidavit.

According to the report, Roiz claimed to have worked off-duty detail at the Weston community 25 times between March 1 and June 6. However, a review of the off-duty records showed that Roiz never called BSO communications to inform dispatchers of his presence there.

BSO's Public Corruption Unit placed a mobile tracking device on Ruiz's patrol vehicle in July, Calabro wrote.

Roiz submitted 12 invoices between July 25 and Sept. 7 paid by the Isles at Weston, claiming that he had worked off-duty detail there, but a review of the tracking charts showed that his vehicle was at home on all those dates except one, when he had a loaner vehicle without a tracking device, Calabro wrote.

Records show that Roiz was paid more than $1,000 for his purported off-duty detail during that time.

Roiz was released from jail on bond Thursday night. He had nothing to say to Local 10 News as he got into a waiting car that sped away.

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Peter Burke returned for a second stint of duty at Local 10 News in February 2014.