FORMER STATE OF OHIO EMPLOYEE INDICTED FOR THEFT IN OFFICE
Posted on 7/10/2018
Defendant: Tiffany Diggs
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This woman altered payroll records and fraudulently transferred over $26,000 into her personal account for her own use.” Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a three count indictment against Tiffany Diggs, age 47. The indictment includes one count of Theft in Office (F-3), one count of Tampering with Government Records (F-3), and one count of Filing Incomplete, False and Fraudulent Returns (F-5). Diggs was employed as a Human Capital Management Analyst (HCMA). In her capacity as a HCMA, Diggs was responsible for payroll and employee benefits for all Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (ODODD) employees. Her main function was to oversee the payroll administration by ensuring all employees or their respective timekeepers properly recorded their hours worked, leave used and overtime. Diggs had access to add or delete information from specific employee timecards, tax information, and direct deposit accounts. “Between April 29th, 2017 to February 16th, 2018, for approximately 17 pay periods, Diggs would wait until after the bi-weekly ODODD audits were run, and would then go into a specific employee’s payroll account and add additional hours or a dollar amount to that employee’s time sheet. Diggs would then have the additional dollar amount direct deposited into her own personal account. Diggs also failed to claim the additional income on her 2017 tax return,” O’Brien stated. O’Brien commended the Office of the Inspector General for their thorough investigation of this case.