Ex-Florida Cop, Wife Accused of Stealing $300,000 From Mom

The police department chief called it a "sad story"

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A former Florida police sergeant and his wife are accused of stealing more than $300,000 from his mother, who was later evicted from her assisted living facility for failure to pay.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports 49-year-old Steven Braddock turned himself in Wednesday and his 50-year-old wife Mary Braddock surrendered Thursday on charges of exploitation of an elderly person and forgery.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation started in November after Port Orange police asked the agency to take over the case.

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A charging affidavit says the couple transferred large sums of money to their account after the mother’s home sold and used it to build a new home.

Port Orange Police Department Chief Thomas Grimaldi called it a "sad story."

Braddock, a 23-year veteran of the department, retired in December.

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