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Fort Lauderdale Police Department Employee Charged with Stealing from the Police Department

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida

Gerard Anthony Brady, a Fort Lauderdale Police Department employee has been charged in federal court with stealing from his employer. 

Benjamin G. Greenberg, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Kelly R. Jackson, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), and Rick Maglione, Chief, Fort Lauderdale Police Department, made the announcement.

Brady, 34, appeared in federal court on September 20, 2017, after being charged by a criminal Information with theft concerning programs receiving federal funds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 666(a)(1)(A).  If convicted, Brady faces a statutory maximum sentence of ten years in prison.

According to court records, including the Information, Brady worked at the Fort Lauderdale Police Department as the Police Forfeiture Coordinator until his termination in March 2017.  As Police Forfeiture Coordinator, Brady’s duties at the Police Department included storing and caring for confiscated and seized property, coordinating the deposit of confiscated and seized monies, and overseeing vessels, planes, vehicles, and other property seized by the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.  According to the Information, in 2016, while working as an employee, Brady stole in excess of $5,000 from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. 

Benjamin G. Greenberg commended the investigative efforts of IRS-CI and the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, in relation to this matter.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Mackenzie Duane. 

An Information is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at or on

Updated September 21, 2017