Hey, Florida: It's time to yank Holli Bodner's psychology license!
January 9, 2012
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a licensed psychologist from Bradenton for illegally providing controlled substances to an inmate at the Sarasota County jail.
A corrections sergeant developed intelligence information that Holli Bodner, 51, of the 7300 block of Kensington Court, Bradenton, agreed to supply an inmate with Oxycodone and Lorazepam during prearranged visits at the jail, according to a news release.
Sheriff’s office detectives monitored four occasions in the month of December during which Bodner met with and supplied an inmate with narcotics. Detectives recovered the drugs from the inmate immediately after each meeting, according to the report.
Bodner was arrested Friday afternoon as she arrived at the jail for another scheduled appointment with the inmate.
Shewas charged with four counts of delivery of a controlled substance and four counts of introduction of a controlled substance into a correctional facility, all felonies.
She was released Saturday evening after posting $4,000 bond.
This is not Bodner's first time being on the wrong side of the law.
In March 2005, Bodner was convicted of perjury and sentenced to 10 weekends in jail for lying on forms to have her next-door neighbor involuntarily committed to a psychiatric ward.
Bodner had a year-long feud with neighbor Jean Pierre Villar about streetlights and dog poop before committing him to a mental-health center under Florida's Baker Act, allowing involuntary three-day commitments for psychological evaluations.
A prosecutor argued that Bodner's action in April 2003 contributed to the 41-year-old's death from a blood clot in November 2004. She pleaded no contest to the perjury charge and said she didn't mean any harm.
Erika Villar said her husband had chronic pain after Manatee County sheriff's deputies aggravated a work-related back injury when they forced him into a squad car during his involuntary detention.
In her petition to commit Villar, Bodner, 44, said he had abused his wife and child and threatened her boyfriend. Commitments are permitted when someone is a danger to themselves or others.
The state Health Department restricted her to working 15 hours a week with supervision.
Source: "Bradenton psychologist charged with smuggling drugs into Sarasota jail," Bradenton Herald, January 9, 2012.
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