The Circuit Court lawsuit says Ms. Davis turned in a request for $432 in mileage reimbursement. She was paid $44,010.27. That was more than her annual salary of $31,548.
The city sued Eulena Danielle Davis, who worked as a homeless outreach coordinator.
Ms. Davis was eventually suspended when she did not repay the money.
Assistant City Attorney Phil Noblett said Ms. Davis did not alert city officials about the overpayment, but it was later discovered.
The city is asking for an order that the money be paid back.