An FBI special agent in Oklahoma pled guilty to charges he embezzled more than $43,000 from a fund used to gather information about criminals, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.
The fund - Confidential Human Source - is used by the FBI to develop informants and gather information about criminal activities. According to prosecutors, special agent Timothy Klotz, 45, submitted 66 false payment receipts including forging the signatures of seven FBI or Air Force Office of Special Investigations agents.
Klotz faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He has already agreed to repay the $43,000 that was stolen.
The investigation of Klotz was led by the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General with assistance from the FBI Office in Oklahoma City.