Alaska National Guardsman Accused of Embezzlement

An auditor found that an Alaska National Guardsman accused of embezzling more than $220,000 had complete control over funds in a program intended to help Guard families.

Airman Jason Mathew Johnson was the administrator of the Guard’s Family Program and is accused of issuing checks to himself from August 2006 to September 2010. He is charged with scheming to defraud, first-degree theft and falsifying business records.

Johnson remains in the Guard but his rank has been reduced from sergeant to airman.

He is due in court Nov. 3.

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