March 19, 2010
Investigation revealed that Agtarap issued new state treasury warrants to herself under a slightly different name. These checks were then mailed to a P.O. Box in Kodiak and subsequently deposited into several accounts owned by Agtarap at two local banks. It was discovered that she lived in Anchorage during the week and traveled to Kodiak on the weekend where she lived. Investigators obtained search warrants authorizing the freezing of all assets from all known bank accounts related to this investigation. Investigators also obtained a search warrant for her Kodiak residence. Kodiak Troopers served the search warrant at the Kodiak residence, which resulted in locating many pieces of evidence. Agtarap was contacted at her state office, which is located in the Frontier building in Anchorage. Search warrants were also served at Agtarap's state office and Anchorage apartment.
On March 18, 2010, a search warrant was obtained authorizing the seizure of property in Kodiak purchased with state money. This included a 2010 Nissan Armada, a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder, three four wheelers, a Glastron boat, firearms, home electronics and furniture, and other home items. Agtarap's bail was set at $50,000. The office of Special Prosecutions and Appeals (OSPA) is prosecuting the case.
In a prepared statement DHSS
Commissioner William Hogan said the Alaska Department of Health
and Social Services (DHSS) is greatly saddened and shocked by
the allegations of misconduct by an employee of the Division
of Public Assistance (DPA).
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