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    Release Number: 17-495

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 20, 2017
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    Teacher's Aide Arrested For Grand Theft From Another Teacher's Aide

    The woman was captured on video surveillance using the victim's credit card.
    • Wednesday
    • September 20, 2017
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hammond Elementary School
    • 8008 North Mobley Road
    • Odessa, Florida


    Sylvia Menes Clark
    DOB: 3-19-59

    412 Sinclair Hills Road, #57


    • Grand Theft
    • Fraudulent Use of Credit Card


    On September 5, 2017, at approximately 3:00 pm, the victim (teacher's aide) was sitting outside at Hammond Elementary School watching her students while they participated in recess. The suspect, another teacher's aide, Sylvia Clark was also sitting at the same table outside.  The victim placed her purse and lunch box on the table to assist a student.  Suspect Clark removed the victim's wallet with contents valued at over $340.00, thus depriving the victim of her property.

    On September 5, 2017, at 5:03 pm, the victim's credit card was used at Publix located at 15151 Dale Mabry Highway.  Clark was captured on video surveillance and positively identified by the victim as the person using the victim's credit card.

    September 20, 2017, the suspect was taken into custody and charged with Grand Theft and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card.
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