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HCSO civilian employee arrested

For Immediate Release : Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Release Number: 20-046

Date

Monday February 10, 2020 9:00 PM

Location

Brandon, FL
HCSO civilian employee arrested

A civilian employee for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office was arrested Monday evening, February 10, for burglarizing a home in Brandon.
 
Christopher Livernois, 36, was confronted by HCSO detectives and confessed to breaking into the home of a woman who is known to him in order to steal prescription medication.
 
The victim contacted the Sheriff’s Office on Monday on a suspicion that Livernois had repeatedly entered her home, located on Applegate Court in Brandon, without her consent since September and stole oxycodone and morphine pills. She believed the most recent burglary occurred last Thursday, February 6.
 
Livernois admitted to detectives that he had recently developed a pill addiction, and he admitted to breaking into the residence multiple times to gain access to the medication, most recently taking two pills on February 6.
 
Livernois was arrested and charged with Burglary of an Unoccupied Dwelling and Grand Theft of a Controlled Substance.
 
Livernois is a property control specialist at the HCSO Warehouse Supply Section and has worked for the office since 2001.
 
“It is disheartening to hear of this incident and to see the unfortunate and very real effects that drug addiction can have on someone’s life. It is especially upsetting when someone’s poor decisions jeopardize the integrity of the Sheriff’s Office and the thousands of employees who uphold its values every day,” said Sherif Chad Chronister. “Under our employee policies and procedures, Mr. Livernois’ actions would result in a recommendation for termination, however, there is a disciplinary process that we must follow. During that time, Mr. Livernois will be suspended without pay.”