Tammy Ramos, the controller for Jax Care, has been arrested on a charge of Schemes to Defraud in Jacksonville. JaxCare is a local non-profit that insures people who work but cannot afford traditional insurance plans. Ramos is accused of writing checks to herself from the business to support her drug habit. The amount stolen is allegedly around $400,000.
Under Florida law, if someone engages in a scheme to defraud and obtains the property (or money) and the value is $50,000 or more, it is a first degree felony punishable for up to 30 years in prison. “Scheme to Defraud” is defined as a systematic ongoing course of conduct with intent to defraud one or more people, or with the intent to obtain property from one or more persons by false representations or promises or willful misrepresentations of a future act.
The Jacksonville bond on this fraud charge in Jacksonville is $20,003. Ramos has posted this bond and is required to participate in the Pretrial Services Program (PTS) in Jacksonville. This is a drug testing program that some judges place defendants into as a condition of their bond in Jacksonville. In addition to paying the bond, they MUST participate in this program. The defendant has to report on a weekly basis and provide a urine sample to be tested for illegal drugs. PTS generates a weekly report to the judge who has the case and if a positive test is show, the judge can revoke the bond and place the defendant in jail. If you are in the Pretrial Services Program and have questions about your bond, you should call a Jacksonville Bond Attorney.