Former city staff specialist Natwaina Clark paid for living in the lap of luxury with seven felony charges of fraud and burglary.
The 33-year-old, whose salary was $33,500, stole funds from the city of Gainesville, Florida, when she used several city-issued credit cards for 177 unauthorized charges, reports Gainesville.com. Clark was said to have not only used her city-issued credit card but her bosses and a co-worker’s as well.
The $93,000 in charges included funds for a SunPass and an $8,500 Brazilian butt lift.
Clark managed to explain her luxurious life by telling her coworkers that she had a loaded boyfriend, even going as far to buy herself a $123.16 bouquet from Edible Arrangments — also a charge on her city-issue credit card.
She was fired while on a cruise vacation and later arrested.
Though initially slapped with the felonies, Clark’s charges were dismissed when she “pleaded no contest with adjudication withheld and served probation.”
The city’s human resources department hired Clark despite being well aware of her previous charges in Leon County for illegally obtaining banking and personal information about her coworkers and selling it to a third party.
Unfortunately for Clark, her supervisors described her as an intelligent and dedicated employee with the potential to earn several promotions.