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October 14, 2005

Law enforcement officials in Florida have arrested a man who told investigators that he was put on the state payroll in part to play softball for the Apalachee Correctional Institution's team, the Gainesville Sun reports.

In an arrest warrant from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Mark Guerra, 33, is accused of receiving nearly $1,300 for a library assistant job that investigators say they could find little evidence he actually performed. He is charged with grand theft.

Guerra, a former minor league baseball player, told investigators that he had more than one duty at the prison. He said that he worked 6 to 8 hours a day in the library, but investigators say they were unable to confirm that information. He also said he was hired to play on the prison's softball team, according to the newspaper.

Guerra's boss told investigators that a superior pressured her to fill out Guerra's time sheet, the newspaper reports.

Other news outlets report that the prison team won the 24th annual Florida Department of Correction Secretary's Tournament in Jacksonville.

Source: Gainesville Sun

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