In Gainesville Florida, Natwaina Clark, a former city employee, has been charged with larceny and scheme to defraud. Clark stole nearly $100,000 in city funds to pay for her extravagant purchases.
The Gainesville city report said the city money was linked to Clark’s various accounts and purchases including $41,000 to her PayPal account, $2413 to Cox Communications, $1,0111 at CVS, and $8500 for her Brazilian butt lift. The city department had not realized money was being stolen until they found that they went over budget. City officials saw that payments were going to Clark’s PayPal account, and were able to put the pieces together.
Clark was fired from her city staff specialist position while on a cruise-ship vacation. She was arrested on March 28 and has pleaded not guilty.