Investigation Finds State Employee In Cherokee Manipulated Husband's Timesheets

Thu 6-3-2021

(Cherokee)  --  A special investigation by the State Auditor's office finds a former state employee manipulated timesheets to boost her husband's pay by tens of thousands of dollars. 

Renae Rapp was an administrative assistant who managed payroll and staff scheduling at the state unit in Cherokee where sexually violent predators are committed once their prison terms have expired.  Her husband, Adam Rapp, was working as a psychiatric security specialist at the unit. 

According to a report from the State Auditor's office, Rapp used her husband's electronic key fob for checking in and out of work and also made manual adjustments to inflate the hours listed on his timesheets. The special investigation identified more than 61-thousand dollars in excess pay and benefits for Rapp's husband. 

Renae Rapp resigned from her job in February after supervisors confronted her about her husband's timesheets.  Her husband was fired.