Houston Airport Systems chief auditor facing charges in Florida

Kerticia Mond was arrested for two felony warrants for forgery and false insurance claims in Florida.

March 27, 2013 4:02:31 PM PDT
The chief auditor for the airport system in Houston faces serious legal troubles in her home state of Florida.

Kerticia Mond is the chief auditor for the Houston Airport Systems. On Tuesday, while on the job at Bush Intercontinental Airport, she was arrested for two felony warrants for forgery and false insurance claims. Mayor Annise Parker responded Wednesday.

"My understanding is that she was arrested for an issue out of Florida, not anything out of the city of Houston, and we will of course do due diligence to make sure there are not any problems in her area of work," said the mayor.

Florida officials confirm that Mond is accused of collecting temporary disability benefits from AFLAC, while drawing a full salary from the Jacksonville Aviation Authority. She worked there until November of 2011, when Mond moved to Houston for the head auditor job.

In the quiet Humble neighborhood where she lived, no one answered the door. Neighbors say they are shocked by the charges.

"Very surprising especially for the neighborhood. That's very surprising that something like that, or someone like that would live in the neighborhood," said resident Melanie Dykes.

The city's legal department will do an internal investigation to make sure no airport funds were affected.

Mond will appear in a Florida court soon.

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