Former child investigator arrested for falsifying records

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A former Department of Children and Families child protective investigator was arrested Thursday on two counts of falsifying records, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced.

Brittanee Sharmayne Carter, 27, reportedly submitted case notes saying she had made two visits to elementary schools in Tallahassee to check on children who were part of her caseload, according to a probable cause affidavit filed Thursday.

According to the affidavit, Carter was tasked with starting an investigation into the sexual assault on a minor on Jan. 26.

An investigation later found that Carter falsified records in two cases and that she did not make the school visits, according to the affidavit.

The agency's Office of Inspector General started looking into Carter's case notes on Feb. 2, 2016, and Carter “separated” from the state agency the next day, according to the affidavit.

An investigator also accused Carter of lying when questioned by the Department of Law Enforcement about the discrepancies.

Carter was released from Leon County Jail after posting $1,000 bond.