Fleming Island man charged with molesting boy for 8 years
FLEMING ISLAND – A Fleming Island man was arrested Nov. 15 after Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies said he molested a boy for more than eight years.
Charles William Boggs, 56, was charged with three capital counts of molestation of a child 12 years or younger. He was arrested at the Orange Park Medical Center after deputies said he tried to commit suicide by cutting his wrists in a local hotel room.
A victim said the assaults started when he was 10 and lasted until he moved away when he was 18.
Boggs apparently tied to kill himself after he was ordered to stay away from the victim’s family during an investigation by the Department of Children and Families, CCSO said.
Boggs was being held inside the Clay County Jail without bond.
Local man a ‘person of interest’ in missing Fleming Island woman
FLEMING ISLAND – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office needs help locating Corey Binderim from the Margaret’s Walk neighborhood on Fleming Island.
The agency said Binderim is a person of interest in the Oct. 24 disappearance of Susan Mauldin from her Harbor Island home.
“There’s definitely mysterious circumstances associated with it,” said CCSO Homicide Det. Howard Fryer. “The facts and circumstances developed during the course of this investigation led us to believe an individual identified as Corey Binderim has pertinent information related to this case. Mr. Binderim has cooperated through the course of this investigation, but until recently he left the area suddenly with no explanation. His whereabouts are unknown at this time.”
Fryer said Binderim was hired to remodel Mauldin’s bathroom. When he didn’t complete the job, she reportedly demanded her deposit back. She was reported missing shortly after that.
If you have information about Mauldin’s disappearance or Binderim’s location, contact Fryer at Clay County Sheriff’s Office at (904) 264-6512.
Couple caught trying to get loan with stolen identification
ORANGE PARK – A Jacksonville couple were caught trying to get a loan while using someone else’s identification, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said.
Zip-Po ‘Ran Car’Mel Peters, 30, and Charles Cornelius Smith, 34, were charged with possession of another person’s identification without permission and trying to defraud a financial institution after they tried to get a loan a One Main Financial, 868 Blanding Blvd., on Nov. 13. Peters also was charged with possession of methamphetamine, heroin and hydrocodone.
Peters and Smith were attempting to borrow money using a driver’s license and other banking information, including pay stubs, from another woman from South Carolina, CCSO said.
Deputies said Peters used the fake identification to rent a car from AVIS on Wells Road.
In addition to the drugs, they found $5,000 and six $500 gift cards from Navy Federal Credit Union in the driver’s door console.
Peters’ bond was set at $150,020.
Two face drug charges after being stopped for running red light
MIDDLEBURG – A couple face several drug charges after they were pulled over for turning right on a red light without stopping.
Joshua Luke Douglass, 38, and Jennifer Haase, 50, both of Orange Park. were charged with possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop turned into a drug bust. Douglass also was charged with possession of cocaine.
According to the arrest report, Haase was stopped for turning onto County Road 220 at Henley Road at a red light without first stopping at the light. Once deputies approached the car, they noticed passengers “shuffling around” inside the car. A drug-sniffing dog, K9 Chief, alerted deputies to the likely presence of drugs.
Deputies found 10.24 grams of methamphetamine, .52 grams of cocaine, 1.16 grams of marijuana and a cut straw with “white” residue on it.
Passed out man arrested for drugs after passing out behind wheel
ORANGE PARK – Concerned residents alerted the Clay County Sheriff’s Office of a man who seemed to be passed out for four hours in his car. Deputies then charged Brandon Corey Thomas, 34, of Orange Park, with driving under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia, marijuana, Alprazolam, fentanyl and methamphetamine.
According to the arrest report, Thomas was asleep behind the wheel of his car with his engine running in a fast-food restaurant when they found him.
Thomas refused to participate in a field sobriety test, and he refused to blow into the Intoxilyzer 8000 to provide a sample to test his blood alcohol level.
His bail was set at $106.513.
Pair caught with drugs, trying to destroy evidence during traffic stop
FLEMING ISLAND – Two men were charged for possessing several illegal drugs and trying to destroy evidence following a routine traffic stop on Nov. 18.
Ryan Donald Thompson, 21, and Drew Maynard Cox, 21, both of Orange Park, were charged with tampering with evidence and possession of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia after a drug-sniffing dog alerted Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies to the drugs inside Cox’s car. Cox also was charged with improperly concealing a weapon.
Deputies originally stopped Cox for making several improper lane changes, CCSO said. They found two silver spoons with burned residue, a bag of cocaine and a sports drink bottle also containing cocaine, according to the arrest report.
Three from Clay among 11 indicted for conspiracy, receiving kickbacks
JACKSONVILLE – Eleven people, including three from Clay County, were indicted for conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud related to kickbacks involving compounded medications for military soldiers and dependents, the U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez said.
According to court documents, $43.5 million was taken, with Carter pocketing $30 million.
Greg Carter, 62, of Fleming Island, and Pablo Ortiz, 51, of Middleburg, were charged with conspiracy for receiving and paying kickbacks, along with money laundering.
Qualla Miller, 42, of Orange Park, was charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud for soliciting and receiving kickbacks.
Others indicted included: Scott Balotin 49, of Saint Johns, Thomas Jones, 50, of Jacksonville, John Clark Walton, 49, of Jacksonville, David Stevens, 40, of Callahan, Sam Todd, 40, of Jacksonville Beach and Derwin Allen, 50, of Jacksonville.
All were charged with multiple counts of receiving and paying kickbacks and/or money laundering.
The maximum penalty for the conspiracy count and each count of money laundering is 10 years in federal prison. The maximum penalty for each count of receiving and paying kickbacks is five years in federal prison.
The indictment also notifies the individuals that the United States intends to forfeit the proceeds traceable to the offense, as well as items and properties purchased with proceeds traceable to the offense, including a 2015 Cadillac Escalade, a 2015 Ford Thor Motor Coach and two residences.
In a related case, a grand jury returned an indictment charging Miller, Earl Smalls 57, of Jacksonville, and Mario Correa Jackson, 35, of Jacksonville, each with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and separate counts of soliciting and receiving kickbacks.
In addition, Smalls and Jackson were each charged with paying kickbacks, and Miller and Smalls were each charged with money laundering.
The maximum penalty for the conspiracy count and each count of receiving and paying kickbacks is five years in federal prison. The maximum penalty for each count of money laundering is 10 years in federal prison. The indictment also notifies the individuals that the United States intends to forfeit the proceeds traceable to the offense.
According to the indictments, Balotin owned and operated Casepark, a marketing firm in Jacksonville that utilized sales representatives to market compounded medications, including creams for pain and scars, to health care benefit program beneficiaries. The creams had very high reimbursement rates, ranging from approximately $4,000 to $17,000 for a one-month supply.
Casepark focused its promotional efforts on TRICARE beneficiaries, based upon an understanding and belief that TRICARE would pay claims for these compounded medications.
The indictment alleges that a large number of the prescriptions generated for the recruited TRICARE beneficiaries were directed to Park and King Pharmacy, owned and operated by Greg Carter. Casepark received approximately 55 percent of the after-cost amount of each claim paid by a health care benefit program to Park and King Pharmacy for each prescription filled.
Casepark, and Park and King, paid the sales representatives a percentage of the paid claims they received from the pharmacies.
To induce beneficiaries to provide their TRICARE information and obtain prescriptions for compounded creams from various doctors, patient recruiters (Jones, Walton, Stevens, Todd, Allen, Ortiz, Miller, Smalls, and Jackson) agreed to make, made, and caused to be made illegal kickbacks in the form of cash payments to the beneficiaries. Those prescriptions were filled at Park and King and other pharmacies and resulted in commission payments being made to Casepark and its sales representatives, including the defendants.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
The case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the U.S. Marshals Service. It will be prosecuted by Asst. U.S. Attorney Julie Hackenberry.
Orange Park man uninjured in crash with Flagler Sheriff’s cruiser
PALM COAST – An Orange Park walked away without injuries after his pickup was struck by a Flagler County Sheriff’s Office cruiser at The Hammock.
The Florida Highway Patrol said Deputy Kyle Gaddie, 28, was stopped at East 16th Road at the intersection of State Road A1A. As a tractor-trailer attempted to turn onto 16th, Gaddie pulled out onto AIA and veered into the path of a pickup being driven by Jack Nichols, 48, of Orange Park.
Gaddie was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.