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Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced the arrest of Caribe Evans, 36, for using stolen identities to steal more than $30,000 in taxpayer-funded food assistance benefits. The charges follow a two-year investigation into Evans’ U.S. Department of Agriculture vendor-approved shell company, Green Thumb Farmers Market. Evans was found to be using the business to steal public assistance benefits with Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards that he had fraudulently obtained with stolen identities.
As a Floridian and as a father of a Florida State University student, I am deeply saddened by the shooting that took place in the early morning hours at Strozier Library. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims and the entire Florida State University community as we try to process and recover from this event.
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced the appointment of Michelle Dahnke as Deputy CFO of the Florida Department of Financial Services. In her new role, Dahnke will oversee communications strategy and community outreach.