12:27 PM, May. 4, 2012 | Desiree Stennett, Tallahassee Democrat Staff Writer
Franzetta Mathis, 42, was arrested Thursday by the Leon County Sheriff’s Office on charges of grand theft and destroying evidence.
Court documents say she and another correctional officer were at Capital Regional Medical Center guarding an inmate when another patient dropped her wallet.
Mathis then picked up the wallet and put it in her purse, the document said.
The patient later reported the stolen wallet, which she said contained about $8,400.
Hospital surveillance tape showed Mathis taking the wallet.
When she was questioned, the document says Mathis told police there was only $100 in the wallet. After further questioning, she admitted that there was about $7,100 in the wallet.
Mathis also told police that she had burned the wallet after taking the money, the document said.