Palm Beach County deputy resigns after being caught on camera breaking into home

Deputy Jason Cooke accused of stealing money, jewelry, medications

By Paradise Afshar - Digital Editor
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Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jason Cooke faces a judge after his arrest.

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - Deputy Jason Cooke resigned from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday after he was allegedly caught on surveillance video last month breaking into an 85-year-old man's home in Boynton Beach after the man was taken to a hospital and died. 

Cooke was arrested last week on charges of burglary and grand theft with a firearm and was placed on house arrest after posting a $28,000 bond. 

The victim's family said the deputy stole items from the home Sept. 12 when the elderly victim, Moe Rosoff, was taken to the hospital due to a fall during a power outage caused by Hurricane Irma. 

Rosoff's son had asked deputes to conduct a welfare check on his father when he was found on the ground of the master bedroom. 

He was taken to Delray Medical Center, where he died later that day. 

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