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Breaking News: FDLE Arrests Madison County Commissioner/Fire Chief

Posted: Wed 4:25 PM, Aug 08, 2012
Reporter: FDLE Release  Email | WCTV.Tv
Updated: Wed 4:30 PM, Aug 08, 2012

Madison County, Florida- August 8, 2012

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Office of Executive Investigations, today secured an arrest warrant for Alfred Junior Martin, 52, of Madison, for two counts of grand theft and two counts of official misconduct; each of the charges is a third-degree felony.  Martin is a county commissioner for Madison County as well as the fire chief for the city of Madison.

FDLE began its investigation in November of 2011 after receiving a complaint against Martin from an employee of the city of Madison.  The complaint alleged that Martin falsified receipts relating to the improper use of funds from the Madison County Volunteer Firemen’s bank account.

The investigation alleges that, on two different occasions, Martin failed to deposit money which had been given to him by Madison County to reimburse the Madison Volunteer Fire Department for expenses it incurred relating to the City of Madison employee luncheons in 2009 and 2010.  Total losses to Madison County totaled slightly more than $1000.

Martin was arrested without incident and booked into the Madison County Jail on a bond of $10,000.

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For Further Information Contact:

Gretl Plessinger, Keith Kameg or Steve Arthur

FDLE Office of Public Information

(850) 410-7001

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