DeAdra Johnson, who some may know was recently charged with nine counts of embezzlement and one count of providing one false statements, has her trial set to begin on March 25th of this year according to KCEN. Recently, Johnson's current employer, the City of Austin, released a statement in regards to the charges.

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Background Of Johnson's Case

KCEN reports that Johnson appeared at the Western District of Texas federal court located in Waco on January 19th of 2024 of previously mentioned crimes. Documents from the Court revealed each embezzlement count and the amount she is alleged to have stolen, as provided the news organization:

- Count 1 - $6,500 for down payment on a personal car
- Count 2 - $5,085 for down payment on a personal car
- Count 3 - $39,200 for monthly rent over two years
- Count 4 - $6,505 for monthly utility bills over two years
- Count 5 - $3,590 for repairs to a personal car
- Count 6 - $4,364 for personal car loan payments
- Count 7 - $3,024 for monthly internet payment over one year
- Count 8 - $728 for personal flight
- Count 9 - $428 for personal home furniture

At the time of writing, Johnson is still working for the City of Austin. They released a statement, in regards to Johnson's employment:

"We are aware that the employee has been indicted on charges related to her former employer. As a fair chance employer, the City addresses these types of situations on a case-by-case basis. As soon as the City is made aware of the situation, we conduct an investigation.  As part of that investigation, we consider whether or not the charges have any relation or impact on the employee’s ability to perform their job with the City of Austin.

In this case, the employee is a project coordinator and does not handle any funds. She was hired August 2022 and currently remains employed with the City."

As this is a developing story, we will have more information as it becomes available.

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