December 23, 2016: Palm Beach police arrested Frantz Felisma, 42, of Boyton Beach on federal charges of aggravated identity theft. Felisma is accused of stealing drivers personal information and selling them for profits. He allegedly used the department’s laptop to access the database that holds the personal information. Felisma started working for the department since 2009, but the crimes he has been charged for were committed between 2013 and 2014. Felisma recently named ”Deputy of the quarter ” for his outstanding work. But now Felisma is considered ”a threat of danger”, the Attorney’s Office are saying.
Felisma was born in Haiti where his mother still lives. He’s a former player for the Haitian National Soccer Team. The State Attorney’s office is now requesting Felisma to be banned from traveling as he may be a flight risk because they feel he might run trying to escape charges against him.
”An excellent example of what it is to be a PBSO deputy sheriff”, that’s what the department used to say about Mr. Felisma. This is a statement released by PBSO after the arrest: ”The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office holds its employees to the highest standards and never forgets about its duty to preserve the public’s trust. Unfortunately sometimes an employee makes a bad decision which leads to misconduct. This misconduct was reported, investigated and subsequently determined to be criminal in nature, resulting in the charges. The Sheriff’s Office will remain vigilant to ensure that our efforts are professional and meet the high standards that the public has come to expect.”
According to his Facebook, Felisma is from Saint-Marc, Haiti, and attended the school of Ecole Frère Hervé. He’s a married man.