A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office communications officer was arrested for public assistance fraud in Jacksonville at the end of October. Tiffany Johnson is accused of using a United States food stamp card to buy groceries. Authorities are alleging that Johnson never was a legitimate recipient of government public assistance.
Public Assistance Fraud is a third degree felony punishable for up to five years in prison. Johnson’s bond is $50,000 and she posted it. Police say she admitted to fraudulently using the food stamp card.
Now that she has been arrested for a felony in Jacksonville, the state attorney’s office has to make a decision about what to do with her case. They can file the felony as charged, reduce the charge to a misdemeanor (also called Transfer to County Court), or drop the charge outright. That is why it is so important to consult with a Jacksonville Felony Attorney if you have been accused of or arrested for a felony in Duval County.