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Larceny & Theft Archives

Maryland man exchanges five-year sentence for Alford plea

A Maryland man was sentenced to five years in jail after entering an Alford plea to theft and obstruction of justice charges on Sept. 5. The man was charged with theft from a handicapped retired veteran after he was hired to do work around the veteran's house. Not only was the work not completed, but tools were also stolen from the veteran.

Female Maryland duo held after thefts from car

Two women were taken into custody after police received reports that they were breaking into a car in a mall parking lot and stealing items from the vehicle. The duo was charged with various theft crimes, and one of the women was also held on six outstanding warrants.

Former nursing home administrator charged with theft and fraud

Two years after surrendering his professional license amid theft allegation, a 48-year-old former Maryland nursing home administrator has been indicted on 12 charges, including felony theft, felony Medicaid fraud and felony theft scheme. The alleged thefts occurred while he was administrator of the Berlin nursing home in 2004 and 2005.

Woman sentenced in BCCC theft case

A 52-year-old Maryland woman who had been charged with stealing tuition money from students at Baltimore City Community College pleaded guilty to the charges in Circuit Court. The woman admitted to the theft of more than $7,000 in tuition payments. The woman must pay back her victims in addition to a one-year suspended prison sentence and three-year probation sentence.

Maryland teens arrested in connection with theft

A pair of 18-year-olds were arraigned in connection with being taken into custody for an after-hours robbery at a convenience store. The theft is alleged to have happened after the Sunday evening closing of the store. The male accused individual is said to have hidden in the facility prior to closing time. After the employees left, he allegedly took a cashbox that contained cash and checks totaling approximately $2,000 in value. He was allegedly met outside of the store by the female accused, his girlfriend.

Salisbury reports increase in shoplifting

Salisbury, Maryland has reported an increase in shoplifting crimes. From 2012 to 2013, the city reported a 20 percent increase in store theft, and authorities have received more than one shoplifting report per day. Fines and jail time may vary among individuals depending upon the value of the goods stolen and the number of repeat offenses.

Man charged with Montgomery County burglary

A 26-year-old man accused of burglary was seen fleeing a Montgomery County veterinary hospital on foot and running into a wooded area behind a popular steakhouse chain restaurant. Police located the man in the wooded area and arrested him. The man was later charged with two counts of second degree burglary and theft less than $1,000. The charges stemmed from two separate burglary accounts at the same veterinary hospital.

Two Maryland men charged with robbery

A 50-year-old man alleged that he was assaulted and robbed by two men in Edgewood, Maryland, on April 25. A 33-year old man from Edgewood faces charges of robbery, second-degree assault and theft less than $100. A 34-year-old man from Aberdeen, Maryland, has been charged with the same offenses in connection with incident.At approximately 2:30 a.m. on April 25, the 50-year-old was visiting a relative's home in Edgewood. He claims that two men approached him, pummeled him in the face, and took his cellphone and cash.

Three charged in strongbox theft

Two men and a woman face theft charges stemming from the removal of a strongbox containing about $10,000 in cash and other items from a home. The incident occurred in Great Mills on Feb. 12. Along with the strongbox, the culprits took tools, a gun and ammunition, according to information provided by investigating officers and an inventory of the home.A 25-year-old man from Great Mills and a 37-year-old woman from Valley Lee were originally charged in the incident. The man was released on $5,000 bond shortly after his arrest. The woman was released on a personal recognizance bond in March. A third arrest was made in April. A 26-year-old man from Callaway is being in held on a $15,000 bond.

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