Osceola Clerk of Courts believes ex-employee stole 700 sensitive documents

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OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - Channel 9 has learned the Osceola County Clerk of Courts is planning to ask the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to look into the finance director he recently fired.

Armando Ramirez said he's worried the personal information of the more than 180 people who work at the courthouse may have been compromised.

Ramirez spoke to Channel 9 Wednesday by phone from Tallahassee about his former finance director, Lynn Greenwood.

The day Greenwood was fired, the sheriff's office was called to the courthouse because a co-worker believed she was taking sensitive documents with her as she left.  

According to the report, deputies said Greenwood had two checks that had apparently been missing for months, but Ramirez said that's not all.

"That was a very, very serious violation for an ex-employee, to have in her possession in two shopping bags, approximately over 700 documents," said Ramirez.

Ramirez said those 700 documents included the Social Security numbers and personal information of staff members and various passwords for courthouse computer programs.

Authorities said they thoroughly investigated the complaint filed by Ramirez and the outcome was there was no probable cause to file criminal charges.

But Ramirez said he's not convinced.

"This lady didn't have any business removing those kinds of documents from the office," he said. "Especially after being terminated and after she had been warned not to take any records, any documents from the office."