Matthew Francis
Matthew Francis, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.

UPDATE: has learned that Francis did not transmit HIV, but threatened to do so to an UBER driver. Click here for the latest.
BOCA RATON, FL ( — Matthew Steven Francis remains in the Palm Beach County Jail Saturday night following his arrest on multiple charges — including one HIV-related — by Boca Raton Police.
The official charges filed against Francis are listed is “robbery with a firearm,” “kidnap adult for ransom” and “crimes against person – criminal transmission of HIV.”
Bond on the HIV charge is is set at $5,000, bond has not been set for the kidnap or robbery charge.
We expect details on this arrest on Monday.


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