Former Allina VP charged with 7 counts of theft

A former vice president of Minneapolis-based Allina Health is accused of embezzling $269,000 from the health system, according to the Star Tribune.

According to a complaint filed in Hennepin County (Minn.) District Court, David Matthew Johnson, Allina's former vice president of talent and human resource services, submitted fraudulent mileage expenses to Allina for reimbursement. An internal investigation, which began in May 2017, revealed many of the out-of-town meetings Mr. Johnson said he attended never happened or he was not in attendance, according to the complaint.

In addition to filing false expense reports, Mr. Johnson also allegedly used his corporate credit card to pay for tickets to sporting events, which he was not authorized to do.

The complaint against Mr. Johnson covers alleged crimes committed within the five-year statute of limitations. However, Allina officials believe he embezzled a total of $775,000 from the health system since 2004, according to the report.

Mr. Johnson, who was placed on administrative leave in May and later fired, is charged with seven counts of theft. His first court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 14.

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