A former Miami-Dade County Clerk of Courts employee finds himself on the other side of the law, now charged with multiple felonies. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle announced the charges today after Norris Kimble, 39, is alleged to have taken a portion of cash payments he accepted from customers while working at the Hialeah Traffic Misdemeanor Division.
“The lesson of Norris Kimble is simple; if you steal from the people of Dade County you will pay a price, whether it is the loss of your reputation, the loss of your profession, a loss of your very freedom, or all 3. We all take this mission of ridding our government of corruption very, very seriously,” said State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle.
The charges against Kimble are the result of an investigation by the Office of the Inspector General which was notified of the allegations back in 2018. Prosecutors say that Kimble also altered official court records to further disguise the theft of approximately $1809.00.
“It is always disturbing and disheartening when a public servant uses his official position to enrich himself, but more so, as in this case, when the brazen actions jeopardize the integrity of the Clerk’s Office and the Court system, ” said Inspector General Mary T. Cagle.
Norris Kimble has been charged with the several 3rd Degree Felony offenses:
• 4 Counts - Official Misconduct
• 3 Counts - Forgery
• 4 Counts - Theft
• 1 Count - Organized Scheme to Defraud