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Coast Guard Employee to Pay $80,000 for Stealing Federal Funds

Yolanda Davis, an employee with the U.S. Coast Guard, was ordered by a U.S. District Court judge in New York, NY, to pay $80,000 in restitution and spend 10 months confined at home for stealing Government money. Davis has served since 1993 as a legal instrument examiner at the USCG's Regional Examination Center in New York City, where she processed applications and collected fees from people seeking merchant mariner licenses. From 1997 through 2000, she stole between $70,000 and $120,000 in fees she had collected. Davis has been suspended from her duties without pay pending disciplinary action by the Coast Guard. The case was investigated by the OIG and the Coast Guard Investigative Service.