Deputy Jason Cooke resigned from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday after he was allegedly caught on surveillance video last month breaking into an 85-year-old man's home in Boynton Beach after the man was taken to a hospital and died.
Cooke was arrested Thursday on charges of burglary and grand theft with a firearm and was placed on house arrest after posting a $28,000 bond.
The victim's family said the deputy stole items from the home Sept. 12 when the elderly victim, Moe Rosoff, was taken to the hospital due to a fall during a power outage caused by Hurricane Irma.
Rosoff's son had asked deputes to conduct a welfare check on his father when he was found on the ground of the master bedroom.
He was taken to Delray Medical Center, where he died later that day.