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Coast Guard Employee Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement Charge

Yolanda Davis, a civilian clerk employed by the U.S. Coast Guard, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement in U.S. District Court in New York City (Manhattan). Davis admitted to stealing at least $70,000 in fees paid to the Coast Guard for merchant mariner licenses. Davis, while working at the New York Regional Examination Center, repeatedly kept fees tendered to her in cash by license applicants, rather than turning the payments over to the office’s cashier. Davis has been suspended from her job pending further action by the Coast Guard. This was a joint investigation with the DOT OIG and the U.S. Coast Guard.