Former Sarasota County Deputy re-sentenced for crimes against elderly woman

Former SCSO Deputy Frank Bybee.
Former SCSO Deputy Frank Bybee.
Published: Jan. 8, 2021 at 5:19 PM EST
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) -A former Sarasota County Deputy was re-sentenced Friday for his crimes against an elderly woman back in 2017.

Last year, a conviction of kidnapping was overturned in the case against Frank Bybee, which led to the re-sentencing. Originally, he received 15 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of kidnapping and exploitation of the elderly.

Under the new sentence, Bybee received 10 years in prison. He was given probation for the Fraudulent use of a credit card and computer crime to defraud. Once released he will have perform 500 hours of community service.

Bybee befriended an elderly woman in Sarasota who he took money from, accessed her personal emails and financial records, and played a role in having her temporarily committed by using the Baker Act. Bybee appeared in court in a wheelchair due to a stroke he suffered from brain surgeries to remove a tumor.

The elderly woman in this case died in 2019.

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