SARASOTA COUNTY - The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 27-year-old woman after discovering numerous incidents of abuse and neglect.
Investigators with the Pharmaceutical Diversion Unit first became concerned while listening to calls between Jacqueline Moore and her boyfriend, who is currently in the Sarasota County Jail.
It was evident that her 7- and 3-year-old boys were constantly exposed to verbal and physical abuse. Moore also admits in conversation to leaving the children alone in the car on several occasions. Further investigation by the Special Victims Unit revealed neighbors reported constant screaming and crying and that Moore threatened to punch one of the boys in the face.
A separate case under investigation shows Moore using the children as a distraction while she took stolen items to a store service counter to receive cash for the fraudulent returns. In addition, school officials say the older child has been late for school 34 times this year, absent more than 11 days, and often goes without his medication.
Moore has been charged with 2 counts each of Child Neglect and Contributing to the Delinquency or Dependency of a Child.
This is Moore’s 9th arrest for crimes, including petit theft, DUI and prescription fraud. Additional charges are pending in relation to the fraud case, as well as a scam in which she obtained money from an adoption agency with whom she claimed she would place her unborn child, even though she was not pregnant.