A high-ranking Caltrans employee is in the Fresno County Jail, charged with 100 felony counts of embezzlement, forgery, grand theft and making false travel claims..
Christine Cox-Kovacevich, 45, was arrested early Friday. Her bail is $528,000.
A criminal complaint accuses her of committing the crimes from July 2012 to May last year.
She will be arraigned Tuesday in Fresno County Superior Court.
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According to her LinkedIn.com page, Cox-Kovacevich has worked at Caltrans since 1998 and has held a number of titles, including environmental division chief, supervising environmental planner, senior environmental planner and associate environmental planner.
Caltrans spokeswoman Tami Conrado said Friday that Cox-Kovacevich resigned in September after she learned she was under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.
An arrest warrant accuses Cox-Kovacevich of filing false reimbursement claims, asking the state to pay for her travel out of town when she was in Fresno.
“Caltrans takes these allegations seriously and will make every attempt to recover taxpayer dollars that were misused,” Conrado said.