From Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary [emphasis mine]:
Main Entry: fraud
1 a: deceit, trickery; specifically : intentional perversion of truth in order to induce another to part with something of value or to surrender a legal right b: an act of deceiving or misrepresenting : trick
2 a: a person who is not what he or she pretends to be : impostor; also : one who defrauds : cheat b: one that is not what it seems or is represented to be
The letter goes to show you how little Homer Johnson knows about the law. To become a Special Conservator of the Peace, one must first complete Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) mandated training and then be sworn in by the locale’s circuit court. Whoever the sheriff is has nothing to do it!
And as for the support of security officers and security companies: As a former security officer, I knew that when I needed a deputy one would be available thanks to Sheriff Lippa.
And if campaign contributions are any indication, I’m not alone in that belief. Wackenhut Corporation, a private security company, donated $1,400 to Lippa’s campaign. Where are your donations from security companies, Mr. Johnson?