On the afternoon of June 18, 2018, Tamarac Commissioner Marlon Bolton became the victim of a crime. Bolton called the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) to report “that an unknown person(s) stole a brown leather bag, possibly from his unlocked vehicle, the bag contained about $8,200.00 cash and other miscellanious items.” The items included a Blackberry, a checkbook, keys and unknown city documents.

Bolton said he had the brown leather computer bag in his car as he spent the early afternoon traveling to different banks to make deposits and pick up foreign currency. Bolton told BSO he visited two Chase Bank branches as well as a Citi Bank branch. Bolton said brought his bag with him at each bank.

But Bolton said he did not bring the bag into a restaurant when he stopped to pick up lunch.

When Marlon Bolton arrived at Tamarac City Hall he realized the bag was missing.

Bolton said the bag contained a $2,000 cash payment from an “unknown client for work done.” Bolton said the remaining $6,000 was “gifted” to him by members of his Praise Experience Worldwide Outreach Church in North Lauderdale.

REDBROWARD obtained video Bolton posted of the gifting of the $6,000 from churchgoers.

Two women approach Bolton with a large brown bag which contains his birthday present. The women encourage Bolton to look inside the bag.

Bolton squeals with delight as he unzips bag to reveal it is stuffed with cash. He dances around as he screams “money!”

If you have any information about this crime, please call Broward Crimes Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS (8477) or submit information here. You will remain anonymous.

Published by Tom Lauder

Covering South Florida Politics Since 2010...As Seen On: POLITICO, The Huffington Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Miami Herald, WPLG LOCAL 10 (ABC MIAMI), The New Times

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