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Clay County Deputy Arrested for Grand Theft
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CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- For the second straight day, a law enforcement officer on the First Coast has been arrested.

According to the Clay County Sheriff's Office, Sgt. Chris Robbins was terminated from his employment following his arrest for grand theft.

Robbins, a 15-year veteran, is accused of being paid for off-duty work he did not provide.

Investigators began looking into Robbins' off-duty work in September and concluded there were eight days for which Oakleaf Amenities paid Robbins for security work, though he did not work, between then and December.

The report indicates he earned $1,104 over that time.

Additionally, the investigation revealed Robbins was paid for nine more days between December 2009 and September 2010, yet again did not work. He was paid $1,242 for those days.

"This is a very sad event, charging one of our own," said Sheriff Rick Beseler. "It is necessary, however, to maintain the high standards the public expects and that we expect of ourselves. The public has to know they can trust us and that we will perform our duties with integrity."

Robbins will be investigated by the internal affairs department, and until that is complete, the sheriff's office said they can offer no further comment.

Wednesday, a Flagler County deputy was arrested, accused of stealing cash from the evidence room.

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