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Social Worker Thief
September 29, 2011 permalink
Former Oregon DHS case worker Diana Baxter stole $65,000 from the department.
Ex-DHS worker pleads guilty to 20 counts in theft case
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -
A Portland woman accused of stealing from a state government agency pleaded guilty Wednesday to more than 20 counts of criminal charges.
Diana Baxter stole $65,000 from the Department of Human Services, according to authorities.
She was once a case worker for DHS but was fired in 2009. Detectives said she manipulated internal records and opened fictitious accounts.
Investigators said a man living with her also collected welfare benefits as a result of her false reporting.
Baxter pleaded guilty to aggravated theft by deception, felony computer crime, official misconduct, first-degree theft by deception and first-degree aggravated theft.
Source: KPTV Portland