Third DCFS auditor faces federal fraud charges
BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Attorney's Office in Baton Rouge said a third DCFS auditor has been charged with federal program fraud on Thursday.
Corey Polk, 33, allegedly signed off on fraudulent reimbursement requests and split the money with his supervisor.
Polk is also accused of the fraudulent use of government purchasing cards to obtain items for personal use including hotel stays during Mardi Gras and NBA All-Star Weekend.
Two DCFS auditors, Augustus Delrice and Kaneasha Goston, have already been charged in connection with this fraud investigation.
Delrice pled guilty on May 28. Goston will make her first appearance in court on June 19.
If convicted, Polk faces up to 10 years in prison, forfeiture of the assets gained from the offense, a $250,000 fine, restitution, and up to three years of supervised release following the end of his prison sentence.