Collier sheriff's supervisor arrested on grand theft charge

A Collier County Sheriff's Office supervisor was arrested Tuesday on a grand theft charge, accused of falsifying her time card to receive about $5,500 she didn't earn.

Prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for Amanda Bowling, 35, after a routine time card audit revealed 27 discrepancies between January 2012 and August 2012, according to a Sheriff's Office report. Bowling, who supervises dispatchers and other staff at the communications center, has been placed on unpaid administrative leave.

The audit found Bowling entered hours 16 times for days she didn't work, as well as 11 times for days when she left early, an incident report said.

Bowling was relieved of her supervisory duties and placed on administrative duty in mid-February, when investigators opened the case, sheriff's officials said. She was placed on administrative leave Tuesday. A separate internal investigation has been ordered.

Bowling declined to speak with investigators when contacted in mid-March, the report said.

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