Former AL Dept. of Public Health employee faces felony indictments

Updated: Apr. 20, 2018 at 4:53 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A former Alabama Department of Public Health employee has been arrested and charged with theft, criminal possession of a forged instrument, and using their office for personal gain, according to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.

Yoskio Denise Givner, 32, of Montgomery, whom the AG's office says also goes by Yoshiko D. Givner, was arrested Tuesday by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office before later being released on bond.

The Special Prosecutions Division of Attorney General Marshall's Office presented evidence to a Montgomery County grand jury on March 30 that resulted in Givner's indictment.

Givner is specifically charged with criminally possessing 19 forged instruments with the intent to defraud, committed theft of more than $2,500, and used her office as an employee of the ADPH for personal gain.

The AG's office would not provide any other details except to say the charges are felonies with a maximum penalty of up to 20 in prison fine fines up $15,000 for each of the criminal possession of a forged instrument charges, and up to 20 years in prison and fines up to $30,000 for the theft and use of office charges.

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