Former White House supervisor accused of doctoring employees’ time sheets to pocket money

Under fire: Former White House supervisor Andrea Elaine Turk is accused of doctoring time sheets in order to pocket taxpayers' money A former White House supervisor is accused of stealing taxpayer’s money and doctoring time sheets in order to pocket her ill gotten gains.

Former Director of White House Services Andrea Elaine Turk will appear in court in Washington, D.C on Thursday afternoon to face theft of government property charges.

Turk allegedly changed the time sheets for her own financial gain while working as a manager who approved time sheets and employee work schedules, according to FBI record first obtained by NBC.

Turk, who was fired in 2013 and hired in 2009, allegedly forced an employee to accept overtime pay for hours that the staff member did not work so that the employee could give that money back to Turk.

‘(The employee) initially responded that she did not want to assist Turk in this manner and suggested that Turk seek financial assistance or ask for a loan,’ according to the FBI affidavit.

‘When (the employee) also expressed concern that she and Turk would be discovered and get into serious trouble, Turk replied that the Human Resources department did not pay attention to such issues and would never discover their conduct.’

The employee also said that Turk made her feel obligated to do certain things for her like babysit her child and pick her child up from daycare.

Turk supervised a staff of 15 while the alleged misconduct took place and was making $85,000 per year, according to NBC.

Turk was allegedly illegally obtained at least $11,000 between 2012 and 2013, according to The Washington Post. 

‘When we became aware of the facts described in the complaint we took appropriate personnel actions, including terminating the employee, and referred the matter to the Department of Justice,’ a White House official told NBC.

‘With respect to any questions about the law enforcement investigation, we would direct you to the Department of Justice.’

Turk allegedly obtained cash from the employee via cash and wire transfers.

‘(The employee) made the first payment to Turk in cash,’ the records said.

‘Following the initial cash payment, Turk requested that Employee A make future payments via online wire transfers, directly from (the employee’s) bank account to Turk’s bank account. Turk provided Employee A with her bank account information.’

Source: The DailyMail

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