Monday, December 8, 2008

Former Department Of Energy Employee Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Government Funds

Violet Williams, 44, a former Department of Energy employee, plead guilty today to one count of "theft of more than $90,000" from the government. Williams, who was responsible for timekeeping at the department, used her position to perpetuate a time and attendance scheme that bilked the government out of more than $90,000. She admitted in her plea bargain that between 2004 and 2007 she submitted false and fraudulent time and attendance records for approximately 2,415 overtime hours that she did not work. She received $94,494 in compensation for which she was not entitled, according to prosecutors. She faces up to 10 years in prison, plus a fine up to $250,000 and restitution. She is scheduled to be sentenced on March 19, 2009.

Read the story here.

Read the DOJ press release here.

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