Former AL public health employee pleads guilty to felony

Former AL public health employee pleads guilty to felony
Yoskio Denise Givner (ADPH Facebook Page)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A former Alabama Department of Public Health employee has been convicted on a felony ethics violation for using her official position for personal gain, according to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.

Yoskio Denise Givner, 32, of Montgomery, pleaded guilty Thursday in Montgomery County Circuit Court.

Givner was employed by ADPH as an administrative assistant. In that role, she falsified travel vouchers, forging her supervisor's name on documents requesting payment for per diem and mileage she did not earn because she did not travel.

Givner used the scheme for nearly three years between 2013 and 2016 and stole more than $15,000 from the State of Alabama.

A sentencing date hasn't yet been set, but Givner faces a maximum penalty of two to 20 years of imprisonment and up to a $30,000 fine.

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