Fairbanks U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee charged with fraud and embezzlement of public funds
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - A Fairbanks U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) employee has been indicted before the grand jury with wire fraud and embezzlement of public funds according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Kimberly C. Robinson engaged in a scheme to defraud the U.S. Fish and Wildlife between 2018 through June 2021 as stated in court documents.
Robinson’s timeline of events shows she was employed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 2003. In 2020 she was promoted to Budget Analyst and was in charge of reconciling budgets for each USFWS regional office. She was issued multiple credit cards that were used to pay for government expenses including travel expenses. Between 2018 through June of 2021 Robinson used her government issued credit cards for unauthorized personal purchases and expenses. To cover up her actions and have USFWS use public funds to pay off the credit card balances, she deleted and altered the unauthorized transactions on the credit card statements before submitting to her supervisor for reconciliation.
According to court statements, “Robinson embezzled over $100 thousand through this scheme.”
On February 28, 2023 Robinson was arraigned in federal court in Fairbanks by U.S. Magistrate Judge Scott A. Oravec.
If convicted she faces a maximum of 20 years prison time.
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