A former White House official who doctored time sheets and stole from taxpayers is headed to prison.
Andrea Turk, the 46-year-old former director of switchboard operations at the White House, pled guilty Tuesday to stealing more than $5,000 by altering her subordinate’s time sheets, according to the Department of Justice. Turk “used her supervisory position” to change her employee’s time and attendance records, and that unnamed employee paid Turk the cash generated by the scheme, the DOJ said.
Turk managed switchboard operations at the White House from October 2009 until she was fired in August 2013. Turk began her tenure with the White House in 2009, as an intern, according to a profile of her by the nonprofit American Association of University Women in 2009.
“My experience has been great,” Turk said in that interview. I always brag about my department, the Office of Management and Administration, because the leadership team has a genuine interest in the success of everyone.”
Turk faces up to six months behind bars, and has agreed to repay the $5,015 she took from the federal government.
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