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Two Arrested Related to Theft of Funds Intended for Child Support Recipients
02/22/2008
Don Abar
Marion County District Attorney's Office
Office: (503) 588-5223

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Oregon State Police arrested a former Department of Justice employee and her fiancé Friday on charges related to the theft of funds intended for child support recipients. The investigation, which was done in cooperation with Department of Justice and Marion County District Attorney's Office, identified two victims and the theft of over $10,000.
 
On February 22, 2008, Oregon State Police detectives arrested CYNTHIA DIANE WOODARD, age 50, and GLENN EDWARD HUIETT JR., age 54, at their Keizer-area home and lodged them in the Marion County Jail.
 
WOODARD was lodged for Identity Theft (2 counts), Theft in the First Degree (2 counts), and Official Misconduct in the First Degree. Bail was set at $45,000.
 
HUIETT was lodged for Identity Theft (2 counts) and Theft in the First Degree (2 counts). Bail was set at $40,000.
 
Oregon State Police Detective Dan Wolverton started the investigation in September 2007 when one of the victims reported she discovered over $7,000 of child support payments were missing from her child support case with the Department of Justice Division of Child Support. The preliminary investigation indicated a ReliaCard debit card issued to the victim was mailed to a vacant Keizer apartment address. The card was used to withdraw the funds from Salem- and Keizer- area ATM machines.
 
Working in cooperation with US Bank, photographs of an unidentified male suspect were provided to the media seeking help from the public to identify him. Leads from the public positively identified the male suspect as HUIETT. Additional calls also positively identified his girlfriend as WOODARD, an Accounting Technician in the Department of Justice Division of Child Support. She had access to these accounts and her job was to help find addresses for those individuals who had undeliverable child support payments.

 
In December 2007, OSP detectives served a search warrant at the couple's Keizer home. During the ongoing investigation a second victim was identified, and WOODARD reportedly resigned from her job. Another Keizer-area vacant residence was used to send the second victim's ReliaCard to.
 
The investigation was forwarded to the Marion County District Attorney's Office and presented before a Marion County Grand Jury. Arrest warrants signed by a Marion County Circuit Court judge led to their arrest Friday.
 
Questions for Department of Justice should be directed to Stephanie Soden at (503) 378-6002.