According to the release, a nine-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges Anneva Johns, 51, of Moody, with wire fraud and theft of government funds. Johns was the administrative officer for the Small Business Administration in Birmingham.
According to the indictment, between 2007 and January 2011, Johns improperly and fraudulently used government credit cards and fraudulently claimed travel expenses to embezzle roughly $49,612 in Small Business Administration funds.
“Today’s indictment serves as an example that theft of government resources by public servants will not be tolerated.” Gustafson said. “Our investigation identified a significant theft of money by a government employee who held a position of trust. We appreciate the leadership of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in bringing forth this indictment.”
The Small Business Administration, Office of Inspector General, investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth A. Holt is prosecuting the case.
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