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Guard arrested after filing false report

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a central Florida corrections officer has been arrested for falsely reporting an inmate's wife was threatening him.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office reports that 36-year-old Daniel Buckner, who works for the Florida Department of Corrections in Orlando, was wired $1,000 by an inmate's wife as payment for
smuggling marijuana into the facility for the inmate.

An arrest affidavit says Buckner kept the money but did not bring marijuana into the facility and called the Polk County Sheriff's Office to
falsely claim that the inmate's wife was threatening him.

Buckner was arrested Tuesday and charged with giving a false report to a law enforcement officer. He was later released on $500 bail. It was not clear if he had an attorney.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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