Gainesville woman gets butt lift after stealing money from city

A Gainesville city report released June 14, 2017, said Natwaina Clark stole $93,000 from the city of Gaineville, using $8,500 to get a butt lift. [Alachua County Sheriff's Office]

An investigative report released Wednesday shows a former city of Gainesville employee, accused of stealing more than $93,000 from the city, spent some of it on a Brazilian butt lift.

The report found that former city staff specialist Natwaina Clark, 33, charged her city-issued credit card 136 times for roughly $61,000 in unauthorized charges, used her bosses’ cards at least 36 more times for an additional $31,000, and spent nearly $900 on a coworker’s card five times between November 2015 and March 2017.

The report also finds department heads acted negligently, allowing city funds to be misspent.

Documents attached to the report show Clark, who was hired in August 2015, funneled roughly $41,000 to her personal PayPal account, linked to her bank account, and that $8,500 of it went toward a Brazilian butt lift. The cosmetic surgery procedure uses fat from one part of the body to augment one’s buttocks.

PayPal transactions were itemized as “decor,” “storage bins,” and “holiday banners.” Full Story ⤳