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UPDATE: FORMER STATE EMPLOYEE ACCUSED OF STEALING PUBLIC FUNDS IS ARRESTED

September 1, 2009

A former Department of Human Services worker charged with stealing public funds was arrested last night.

The Oregon Department of Justice yesterday morning announced that Hurh had been indicted on 18 counts that include aggravated theft, identity theft and computer crimes. The indictment accuses him of stealing at least $14,750 in state money.

Hurh was arrested by Washington County Sheriff's deputies at 8:56 p.m. at 18491 S.W. Castle Court in Aloha.

Hurh is scheduled to be araigned today at 3 p.m. in Washington County Circuit Court.

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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