March 20, 2004
Following more than 10 months of investigation, a Fairbanks grand jury indicted former FCC Administrative Supervisor, Lisa E. Rapp, age 31 of Fairbanks on one count of theft in the first degree (a class B felony), three counts of theft in the second degree (class C felonies), and three counts of issuing a bad check (class C felonies). Three separate arrest warrants were issued, with combined bail set at $30,000.00.
On Thursday March 19, 2004 at 2:20 pm, an investigator with ABI entered Rapp's current place of employment on Fort Wainwright and took Rapp into custody without incident. Rapp was transported to Fairbanks Correctional Center.
Rapp was employed at the Fairbanks Correctional Center from February of 2002 through June of 2003. The thefts occurred between February 2002 and April of 2003.
The single count of theft in the first degree is for embezzling funds from the FCC. The three second degree charges are for: 1) embezzlement of funds from the FCC; 2) using FCC accounts to purchase personal items; and 3) an unemployment fraud incident which was uncovered in the course of the investigation.
The three counts of issuing
bad checks are from Rapp's personal checking account.
AS 11.46.120 Theft 1, a person commits the crime of theft in the first degree if the person commits theft...and the value of the property or services is $25,000.00 or more.
AS 11.46.130 Theft II, a person commits the crime of theft in the first degree if the person commits theft...and the value of the property or services is more than $500 but less then $25,000.
AS 11.46.280 Issuing a bad check (class C felony) for issuing checks for more than $500 but less than $25,000 for which the person knows it will not be honored by the drawee.
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