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Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum

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FORMER STATE EMPLOYEE INDICTED FOR THEFT

August 31, 2009

The fugitive faces 18 felony counts, including aggravated theft, identity theft and computer crime

Washington County District Attorney Bob Hermann and Oregon Attorney General John Kroger announced the 18-count indictment of a former Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) employee. Naudaan Surachaii Hurh is still at large, and investigators are seeking the public's help in finding him.

"When government officials steal from the public we have to hold them accountable," said Kroger. "We intend to find Hurh and bring him to justice."

Hurh faces multiple work-related counts of aggravated theft, identity theft and computer crime. The indictment accuses him of stealing at least $14,750 in state money.

The accused is believed to be in the Portland area. He is a 34-year-old, Asian male measuring 5'2" and approximately 120 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. A photo of Hurh is attached.

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Anyone who knows Hurh's whereabouts should contact the Oregon Department of Justice's Medicaid Fraud Unit at (971) 673-1880.

Under our Constitution all persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

This indictment is a part of Attorney General Kroger's on-going efforts to protect public safety in the health care system. In addition to criminal prosecutions, the Department of Justice has recovered tens of millions of dollars for Oregon from pharmaceutical companies that conducted fraudulent drug marketing campaigns. The Oregon Department of Justice is recognized as a national leader in the fight against health care fraud.

Attorney General John Kroger leads the Oregon Department of Justice. The Department's mission is to fight crime and fraud, protect the environment, improve child welfare, and defend the rights of all Oregonians.

Contact:

Tony Green, (503) 378-6002 tony.green@doj.state.or.us |
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