A felony theft charge has been filed against the former head of the Montana Job Service Operations Bureau.

The charge against Tiffany David was filed Wednesday by the state Attorney General's Office in the Montana 1st Judicial District Court in Lewis and Clark County. Her initial court appearance is Feb. 24.

Her attorney, Carlo Canty, called the charge an "unfortunate situation," saying David made some mistakes but was doing everything she can to resolve the matter.

David resigned last November.

The Great Falls Tribune reports that officials with the state Department of Labor and Industry declined to comment.

In an affidavit, David is accused of making nearly $18,000 in charges for items the state contends it did not receive, including trips to conferences and gift certificates.