Investigation clears Lee Co. deputy; wife still facing identity theft charges

Author: Matt Dougherty
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LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Lee County deputy is in the clear, though his wife faces charges of stealing the identities of her elderly patients and going on spending sprees with their credit.

WINK News has been investigating Corporal Michael Schlosser and his wife Lynn for months.

An internal affairs investigation gives some insight into what investigators say happened when they caught the corporal’s wife allegedly stealing from her patients.

Investigators say Lynn Schlosser brought home seven iPads on Christmas Eve last year.

According to officials, the deputy said she called him while she was out Christmas shopping.

She told him one of her former patients learned the family had fallen on hard times, so the patient gave her the slew of iPads as a gift.

The corporal told investigators he didn’t question his wife.

Other deputies say Corporal Schlosser tried selling the extra iPads to some of them.

When asked how he couldn’t have known his wife was involved in some sort of illegal behavior, Corporal Schlosser told investigators “I’m aware that I have been married to my wife for 19 years and I never had any reason to suspect her stories to me. I don’t expect her to lie to me.”

The investigation could not prove or disprove if Corporal Schlosser knew what his wife was doing.

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