Former Oregon state employee sentence for theft
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com