Detention Deputy Charged with Recording Phone Calls

Posted at 6:32 PM, Jan 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-27 18:32:00-05

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida corrections deputy accused of illegally recording his colleagues' phone conversations has been arrested and will likely lose his job.

The Seminole County Sheriff's Office reported Wednesday that Michael Ryan has been charged with three counts of illegal interception of communication.

Authorities say Ryan, a field training supervisor at the county jail, told a lieutenant that he had recorded phone conversations where he relieved two detention deputes of field training positions. He was immediately suspended, and an investigation found that he had installed an app on his work phone that recorded conversations with seven sheriff's office employees without their consent.

Ryan was booked into jail and later released on $9,000 bail. The sheriff's office has given him a notice of termination. Jail records didn't list an attorney.