Former Allina VP pleads guilty to embezzling over $417k

A former vice president of Minneapolis-based Allina Health pleaded guilty to four counts of theft by swindle on March 15, according to KARE.

David Matthew Johnson, Allina's former vice president of talent and human resource services, was originally charged with seven counts of theft by swindle in January, but three of the counts were dropped.

According to a complaint filed in Hennepin County (Minn.) District Court, Mr. Johnson 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.

Due to the statute of limitations, Mr. Johnson could only be charged on thefts since 2013. He admitted to stealing more than $417,000 between 2013 and 2017. Allina's investigation revealed Mr. Johnson embezzled more than $750,000 from 2004 to 2017, according to the report.

Mr. Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced June 6. Prosecutors said he is likely to be sentenced to 45 months in prison, according to the report.

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