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FDLE arrests Monticello Mayor Idella Scott for grand theft

Posted at 5:41 PM, Nov 20, 2013
and last updated 2014-04-10 10:44:03-04

MONTICELLO, Fla. (WTXL) -  Monticello Mayor Idella Scott is facing charges of grand theft.

Scott, 51, was arrested this week by agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. She’s charged with grand theft, forgery and uttering.

FDLE began investigating Scott in August 2013 at the request of Jefferson County Sheriff David Hobbs. Investigators say while Scott was employed as a deputy clerk at the Jefferson County Tax Collector’s Office, Scott allegedly deposited a check for $697.25 into her personal checking account that she received as a payment for the renewal of a vehicle registration.

Scott was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on a $3,000 bond.