United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida

02/20/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/20/2024 16:35

St. Lucie County robber sentenced to federal prison

Press Release

St. Lucie County robber sentenced to federal prison

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida

MIAMI - On Feb. 15, a St. Lucie County woman was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for attempted Hobbs Act robbery, after previously pleading guilty in November 2023.

On April 21, 2023, Jennifer Scee, 48, of St. Lucie County, Florida, entered a pharmacy in Port St. Lucie, approached a pharmacy associate, who was behind the counter, and demanded Dilaudid, a brand name for hydromorphone, an opioid. When the associate asked Scee for her prescription, Scee displayed a weapon while she continued to demand the medication. When the associate told Scee that she did not have any Dilaudid, Scee jumped over the counter and pointed the weapon at the associate's chest. After the associate started yelling and banging on the counter, Scee fled the scene.

Port St. Lucie Police Department officers obtained video surveillance from the plaza where the pharmacy is located, which shows Scee wearing a long-sleeved white shirt, black leggings, a black hat covering, and a surgical mask covering her face entering and fleeing the pharmacy on foot. Later, law enforcement officers also obtained surveillance footage showing a 2001 - 2005 Honda Civic Coupe with a sunroof and dark tinted windows pulling into the parking lot at the nearby plaza shortly before the robbery and leaving the parking lot shortly after the robbery. Law enforcement officers confirmed that a 2004 Honda Civic Coupe was registered to Scee in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Later, law enforcement arrested Scee at her residence in Port St. Lucie.

U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe for the Southern District of Florida, Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey B. Veltri of FBI, Miami Field Office and Chief Richard R. Del Toro, Jr. of the Port St. Lucie Police Department (PSLPD) announced the sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks.

FBI Miami and PSLPD investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Porter prosecuted it.

This case stems from Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that brings together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. In 2017, PSN was reinvigorated as part of the Department's renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney's Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or at http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov, under case number 23-cr-14043.

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Updated February 20, 2024
Topics
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Prescription Drugs
Violent Crime