Seminole County

Body camera footage shows incident that landed former Seminole County tax collector back in jail

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Newly released body camera video shows the incident that landed former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg back in jail.

Investigators said Greenberg, who’s facing federal stalking and child sex trafficking charges, violated the terms of his bond in late February.

READ: Former Seminole County tax collector re-arrested on federal bond violation; bond revoked by federal judge

Greenberg drove to his in-laws home in Jupiter last month. Officers said he showed up uninvited, and that’s when police arrived to remove him from the home.

His father-in-law is a firefighter, so parts of the video are redacted. About five minutes in, Greenberg, wearing a baseball cap and T-shirt, is explaining to officers why he is there.

READ: Ex-Seminole County tax collector stole surrendered IDs ‘until his last day in office,’ tried to make fake concealed weapon permits, feds say

He said he was looking for his wife, Abby, who was not there.

Abby told officers she came to her parents’ house to take a break from the stressful situation with Joel. She also told them he used her SnapChat location to find her.

READ: Former Seminole County Tax Collector accused of creating fake IDs, documents say

Greenberg’s trial is set for mid-June.

Jeff Levkulich

Jeff Levkulich,

Jeff Levkulich joined the Eyewitness News team as a reporter in June 2015.

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson,

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

Comments on this article