Former Oregon state employee sentence for theft

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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 (http://is.gd/hABPyp ) the agency now requires two sets of eyes to approve each new application for benefits.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com