Former FAA Employee Pleads Guilty to Felony Charges for Misuse of Government Travel Card
August 15, 2002
Joyce A. Harris, of Arlington, VA, a former FAA employee, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, VA, to charges of using a government travel card for personal purchases and use of another person’s social security number. Until now Federal employees have faced administrative actions for misuse of travel cards. Harris was arrested March 11, after making $33,565 worth of personal charges on her government travel card and writing more than $57,000 in fraudulent checks to pay the balance on the card. She was also arrested on charges of using another person’s social security number to gain credit in order to purchase a new car. She faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine when she is sentenced on November 15. OIG investigated this case with the FBI.