Former Oregon state employee sentence for theft



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former case manager for the Oregon Department of Human Services was sentenced Wednesday in Portland to 15 months in prison for embezzling $62,000 from the state.

Diana Baxter was fired after it was discovered she was pocketing benefits under false names. The 43-year-old pleaded guilty in September to 20 counts of theft and other crimes.

DHS spokesman Gene Evans told The Oregonian ( ) the agency now requires two sets of eyes to approve each new application for benefits.


Information from: The Oregonian,