[WATCH] Florida Deputy Charged w/ Grand Theft and Steroid Possession After Being Caught With His Own Body Cam

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A former Volusia County sheriff’s deputy investigators say was caught on his own body camera stealing cash from a driver he arrested is facing five felony charges including grand theft and official misconduct.

John Braman, 34, is charged with one count of grand theft, three counts of official misconduct and possession of stanozolol, a steroid, according to records released Thursday by the State Attorney’s Office. He also faces two misdemeanor counts of petty theft. The felonies are each punishable by up to five years in prison.

Braman is also accused of stealing at least $600 from a man he arrested during a disturbance call and taking $40 from a third man.

Braman had not been arrested Thursday night. Prosecutors were awaiting a judge to sign a warrant. But Braman’s defense attorney, Michael Lambert, requested a hearing, which has been set for 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, to address Braman’s bail.

Braman resigned Jan. 30 after investigators said video from his body camera showed him taking two $100 bills from the wallet of Thomas French, a man he arrested on a DUI charge on Aug. 1.




Braman was charged with petty theft and official misconduct in the theft from French, according to documents.

The grand theft and another count of official misconduct stems from allegations that Braman stole at least $600 from Mikel “Alex” Gordon, 20, while investigating a disturbance on Jan. 2, 2017, in Holly Hill, according to documents.

While investigating, Braman lifted a wad of cash from one of Gordon’s back pockets and then placed the money back into the pocket. Braman then asked Gordon to turn around. Braman’s body worn camera stopped recording while Braman talked to Gordon, documents state.

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