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Robert Brown Jr., 51, of Jacksonville

William Robert Brown Jr., 51, died on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. He was born March 22, 1961 and was a native and life-long resident of Jacksonville. The son of the late William and Mary Wade Brown, Robert was a master electrician and worked with Allstate Electric Company and for Munson and Bryan Electric Company, Inc. at the time of his death. Robert was a hard worker and was well liked by all who knew him. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, and will be dearly missed by all.

Survivors include his wife of 30-plus years, Barbara; son Robert Adam Brown; daughter Regina Brown; brother Blaney Brown of Macclenny; sisters Carol Brown, Shirley Young, Trudie Brown, all of Macclenny, and Lanie Thornton (Nathan) of Jacksonville; mother-in-law Joann Godwin of Jacksonville; brother-in-law Robert Godwin; three grandchildren; numerous  aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A graveside service for Mr. Brown was held on Wednesday, October 24 at 11 am at Manning Cemetery in Jacksonville with Rev. Freddie Griffis officiating. The family received friends at the graveside starting at 10 am. Cedar Bay Funeral Home of Jacksonville was in charge of arrangements

Dr. Scarborough arrested for more than 800 counts of fraud

Charles ScarboroughJust over a year after the state stripped Dr. Charles Scarborough of his medical license, investigators arrested him on one count of fraud in excess of $50,000 and 821 counts of filing false or fraudulent insurance claims.

Dr. Scarborough was taken into custody at 8 am this morning at his residence in southwest Clay County, said Special agent supervisor Andrew Shedlock with FDLE’s Jacksonville Regional Operations Center.

The single count is a first degree felony that could net Dr. Scarborough, 76, up to 30 years in prison. The other counts are third-degree felonies, which are punishable by up to five years in prison.

The investigation began last year when authorities identified Dr. Scarborough as “a significant prescriber of controlled substances in Northeast Florida,” according to a statement from FDLE.

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