TampaGov home page
             My TampaGov    en Español
For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Laura McElroy, Tampa Police Spokesperson
(813) 276-3779
 
Tampa Police Arrest a Clergyman for Falsifying Probation Documents
 
Tampa, FL August 1, 2013 -



Suspect: Charles M. Leigh, DOB: 4/3/49, W/M, 7813 North Nebraska Ave

Charges: Falsifying Official Documents (6 counts)

Tampa Police officers received a tip in June that the suspect was falsifying court probation paperwork for defendants ordered to perform community service hours as part of their probation. During the joint investigation with the Department of Corrections, the suspect falsified an undercover officer's probation documents twice. He gave the officer credit for 50 community community service hours in exchange for 7 intimate hugs.

On 6/19/13, an undercover Tampa Police officer posed as a defendant serving probation on a grand theft charge. The suspect falsified the officer's probation documents giving her credit for 17 community service hours in exchange for 4 hugs.

On 7/31/13, the suspect falsified the undercover officer's documents a second time. He gave her credit for an additional 33 community service hours for 3 groping hugs.

Charles Leigh is the head of the Apostolic Catholic Church at 7813 North Nebraska Avenue. This church is NOT affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church.

Leigh was arrested on 10/12/76 for Sexual Battery. On 6/21/78, Leigh was arrested for Armed Robbery. Both of those charges were later dropped.

Laura McElroy
TPD PIO


The above notice is archived content and may contain information that is no longer valid. This includes URL's that were valid when originally published, but may now link to sites or pages that no longer exist.


Related Links
back
view all current notices
printer-friendly version