Florida Keys News - Key West Citizen
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
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Sheriff Peryam's daughter enters intervention program

Monroe County Sheriff Bob Peryam's daughter will enter a substance abuse treatment center in Broward County as part of a drug court program, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Allison Marie Peryam will enter the Broward Addiction Recovery Center as part of the Drug Court Diversion Program that allows first-time felony offenders a chance to successfully complete substance abuse rehabilitation and have their record expunged, said Assistant State Attorney Carla Matinata.

Circuit Judge Mark Jones, who was instrumental in bringing drug courts to the Keys, agreed to the plea agreement. Peryam has no prior felony criminal history and such defendants are common to the program, Matinata said.

Peryam will live at the center and have to take part in group and individual therapy sessions as well as be drug tested three times a week.

"How long the stay lasts largely depends on the person," Matinata said.

Peryam also made restitution to The Home Depot and paid back the $535 she stole while working there, Matinata said.

Peryam also agreed to enter the Susan B. Anthony Women's Recovery Center also in Ft. Lauderdale upon completion of her stay at the Broward Addiction Recovery Center, Matinata said.

The 26-year-old was charged on Aug. 28 with grand theft of more than $300 and less than $5,000 for allegedly pocketing $535 while working at store, according to a Key West police incident report. She is accused of printing copies of customers' receipts after their purchases, then conducting return transactions with the same receipts before pocketing the money, according to the report.

Eighteen unused syringes and two spoons were reportedly found in her purse, according to the police report.

On March 28, 2011, Peryam was given a notice to appear in court on a second-degree misdemeanor petty theft charge after a Marathon Publix manager accused her of leaving the grocery store without paying for an $8.49 sandwich. That citation was dismissed and expunged from her record after Peryam successfully completed pretrial intervention, according to court records.

Pretrial intervention is a probationary-type program aimed at curbing jail time for low-level or first-time offenders.

Sheriff Bob Peryam declined comment for this story. He is finishing up his first and last term.

Sheriff Peryam recently announced he accepted a new position as the Executive Director of North Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area group (HIDTA), which he will begin in January.

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