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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

VA Supervisor Made Her Employees Renovate Her House, Used Gov’t Money To Do It

A former Veterans Affairs supervisor has been sentenced for stealing up to $20,000 of government property, a recent Justice Department release announced.

From 2010 to 2013, 48-year-old Venita Godfrey-Scott directed her employees to use materials and supplies intended for VA medical center upkeep on her own house. These taxpayer-funded home improvement projects included “a deck in her backyard, carpet installation, and various kitchen, bathroom and basement improvements.” She also instructed employees to buy other necessary materials with her government-issued credit card, and had them work on these projects during normal work hours, when they were being paid by the VA.

Godfrey-Scott was a facilities supervisor, responsible for “carpentry, paint, locks, doors, and other minor construction projects,” for the VA Medical Center in West Haven, Conn.



Anonymous said...

I hope this person has been fired and has lost all her benefits!

Anonymous said...

If thats the taxpayers materials in her home they should be removed, from the deck to the new toilets! Why should she have use of them aafter a short jail stint and probably a fine of 1/5 of the loss to tax payers?

Anonymous said...

Seems like all the female crooks have hyphenated names

Anonymous said...

the house should be auctioned at a celebrity filled event to bring in a higher price and the proceeds go to a Veteran's group like Wounded Warriors (not the actual VA-they would just embezzle that money too). She should be homeless after her jail time.

Anonymous said...

This happens much more than you think. Check out one of the largest non profits in the area and see what is going on.

Anonymous said...

hyphenated surname means ?