A former vice president of Minneapolis-based Allina Health on Thursday pleaded guilty to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the system.
David Matthew Johnson, Allina's former vice president of talent and human resource services, is accused of submitting fraudulent mileage expenses to Allina for reimbursement.
Since 2013, Johnson admitted to taking more than $417,000, according to local reports. An internal investigation, however, found he embezzled closer to $775,000 and filed for out-of-town meeting expenses that he never actually accrued.
Johnson was originally charged with seven counts of theft by swindle in January, but three of the counts were dropped.
In addition to filing false expense reports, Mr. Johnson also allegedly used his corporate credit card to pay for tickets to sporting events, which he was not authorized to do. Johnson is also accused of using his corporate credit card to buy season tickets to Minnesota professional and college team events, racking up $184,344 within the past five years.
Johnson was fired last year. He is scheduled to be sentenced June 6. Prosecutors said he is likely to be sentenced to 45 months in prison.