Timucuan Elementary School Principal accused of Hurricane Irma insurance fraud

Jacksonville, FL — A Jacksonville elementary school principal has been arrested for allegedly submitting fraudulent Hurricane Irma insurance claims.

Investigators with the Florida Department of Financial Services alleged Darrell Perry submitted more than $16,000 in reimbursement requests for damage to his home from Hurricane Irma, according to Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis. Investigators say several of the invoices were either altered or fabricated entirely.

Perry was booked in to the Clay County Jail on November 16th for insurance fraud. The CFO says Perry could face up to five years in prison, if convicted.

Perry was the principal of Timucuan Elementary School at then time of his arrest. The Duval County Public School District says he has been reassigned to an off-campus role without contact with students. He has been with DCPS since 2000, serving as an assistant principal, vice principal, and principal.

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