Woman accused of writing fake letter from deputies to boyfriend's employer after his arrest

Reddy Ice employees contact authorities after receiving suspicious letter


POLK COUNTY, Fla. – The Polk County Sheriff's Office is searching for a woman who they said wrote a fake letter from their office to her boyfriend's employer to excuse him from work while he was in jail.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said employees at Reddy Ice contacted authorities after reading the letter written under the PCSO's letterhead.

"If you're going to dummy up a letter from the Sheriff's Office, I highly recommend that you spell correctly (and) that you use a real deputy, so that you're not embarrassed when we come out and arrest you," Judd said in a video posted to the Sheriff's Office's Facebook page. "Because this has got to be some of the worst spelling and the worst sentence structure that I have ever seen."

Martisha Wilson, 46, has a Polk County warrant out for her arrest on a charge of criminal use of personal identification. She also has an Orange County warrant for her arrest on a theft charge.

She is believed to be in the Orlando area.


Wilson's boyfriend, Marco Sullivan, 32, remains in jail on charges of possession of cocaine, fleeing or attempting to elude police, resisting an officer, driving with a suspended license and using another person's identification.

Anyone with information about Wilson's whereabouts is asked to call the PCSO at 863-298-6200.

Those who wish to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward can call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 800-226-TIPS. 

Today’s #WarrantOfTheDay is brought to you by Sheriff Grady Judd. Meet 46-year-old Martisha Wilson. She wrote a fake letter to her boyfriend’s employer, Reddy Ice, on PCSO’s letterhead. She was trying to get her boyfriend excused from missing work while he’s in jail. The employees at Reddy Ice realized it didn’t come from the Sheriff’s Office and contacted us—probably because of the poor spelling, incorrect grammar, and other mistakes. Martisha has a Polk County arrest warrant for criminal use of personal identification. She also has an Orange County warrant (theft) and is believed to be in the Orlando area. She is 5’4” tall and 150 lbs. If you have any information about where Martisha is call us at 863-298-6200. Anyone with information who wants to remain ANONYMOUS and BE ELIGIBLE for a CASH REWARD is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226 TIPS or log onto www.P3tips.com to submit your tip via the web. For a secure and password protected mobile app for your smart device, go to the app store and download the free “P3tips” mobile app. No caller ID, no recorded lines, no tracking cookies, no saved IP addresses. ANONYMITY IS GUARANTEED! #HeartlandCrimeStoppers

Posted by Polk County Sheriff's Office on Friday, August 11, 2017

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