The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department is having to answer questions after the recent arrest of a former firefighter. According to a report, the 45-year-old fire rescue code-compliance officer was taken into custody for alleged fraud. The man is said to have defrauded taxpayers of $40,000 in fire-code violation penalties.
The man faces 10 counts each of official misconduct and grand theft and one count of unlawful compensation. He worked as a county employee for 13 years before resigning in October.