Titusville Police Arrest Suspect In Theft of Cash, Checks From City Deposit Bag
By Space Coast Daily // September 2, 2015
Bianca Nichelle Knight, 20, arrested
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – The Titusville Police Department has made an arrest after a lengthy investigation involving the theft of cash and checks from a City of Titusville deposit bag early this year.
According to Titusville Police Commander Todd Hutchinson, Bianca Nichelle Knight, 20, of 1680 S. Deleon Avenue Titusville, was arrested late Tuesday night on Singleton Avenue after an arrest warrant had been issued for one count of grand theft.
Knight was booked into Brevard County Jail on a $5,000 bond.
“The investigation began in February after it was reported by an employee at the Titusville City Hall who had noticed discrepancies in some deposits into a City bank account,” said Commander Hutchinson in a media release.
“Essentially, some cash and checks sent for deposit were not accounted for. The cash and checks were derived from payments made by utility customers at City Hall for items including water bills.
“On September 1, a warrant was obtained as investigators determined that Knight stole at least $2,000 cash from one of the deposit bags in early February,”
According to Commander Hutchinson, Knight had been visiting a relative who works in the Finance Department at City Hall, and the deposit bag had been left unattended in an office by the City employee.
There is no evidence of criminal activity by the employee in this case. No further charges are pending.
Now that the criminal case is closed, an administrative investigation by the City can be completed. The results and further details will be released by the City of Titusville upon its conclusion.
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