30-month prison sentence for former Navy travel clerk

HONOLULU — A Kauai woman who worked as a travel clerk for the Navy has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for defrauding the U.S. government of nearly $365,000. The U.S. attorney’s office says Rowenalynn Yorkman was sentenced last week.

As part of Yorkman’s job she tracked and reviewed personnel travel claims. Prosecutors say she used a co-worker’s account to enter false information and create fraudulent voucher amendments for expenses travelers didn’t incur. She then approved the voucher amendments for payment into her own bank account.

Yorkman must pay back the nearly $365,000 stolen and serve three years of supervised release.

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