November 24, 2014: Indictment of Former Western High School Principal
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November 24, 2014: Indictment of Former Western High School Principal

STATE OF MARYLAND                      *         IN THE

VS                                                                  *        CIRCUIT COURT

ALISHA R. TRUSTY                             *        FOR BALTIMORE CITY

 

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INDICTMENT

 

The Grand Jurors of the State of Maryland for the body of Baltimore City do on their Oath present that

ALISHA R. TRUSTY

 

At Baltimore City aforesaid,

 

COUNT I

 

did, on or about May 13, 2013, steal at least one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) but less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) in United States currency, property of the Baltimore City Public School System, to wit: did exert unauthorized control over the City of Baltimore Western High Central Fund Bank of America account funds by using the debit card for that same account to pay personal legal fees in the amount of$3600.00 to a private law firm, in violation of §7-104 of the Criminal Law Article and against the peace, government and dignity of the State.

Criminal Law Article §7-104

Penalty 10 years and/or $10,000

CJIS Code 1-0622

 

COUNT II

 

did, on or about April4, 2013, steal at least one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) but less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) in United States currency, property of the Baltimore City Public School System, to wit: did exert unauthorized control over the City of Baltimore Western High Central Fund Bank of America account funds by using the debit card for that same account to pay her personal Baltimore Gas & Electric bill, account number #7611312000, in the amount of

$1275.00, in violation of §7-104 of the Criminal Law Article and against the peace, government and dignity of the State.

Criminal Law Article §7-104

Penalty 10 years and/or $10,000

CJIS Code 1-0622

 

 

COUNT III

 

did, from on or about December 20, 2011 through and including on or about January 7, 2012, steal at least ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) but less than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) in United States currency, property of the Baltimore City Public School System, to wit: did fraudulently seek and obtain reimbursement in the amount of$10, 875.97 for trip expenses that had already been charged and paid for with funds from the City of Baltimore Western High School Central Fund Bank of America account, in violation of §7-104 of the Criminal Law Article and against the peace, government and dignity of the State.

Criminal Law Article §7-104

Penalty 15 years and/or $15,000

CJIS Code 1-0623

 

COUNT IV

 

did, on or about November 29, 2013, steal at least one thousand ($1,000.00) but less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) in United States currency, property of the Baltimore City Public School System, to wit: did exert unauthorized control over the City of Baltimore Western High Central Fund Bank of America account funds by writing and cashing a check from that account in the amount of $2,450.50 and retaining the funds for personal use, in violation of §7-104 of the Criminal Law Article and against the peace, government and dignity of the State.

Criminal Law Article §7-104

Penalty 10 years and/or $10,000

CJIS Code 1-0622

 

COUNT V

 

did, on or about January 6, 2014, steal at least one thousand ($1,000.00) but less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) in United States currency, property of the Baltimore City Public School System, to wit: did exert unauthorized control over the City of Baltimore Western High Central Fund Bank of America account funds by writing and cashing a check from that account in the amount of$2,450.50 and retaining the funds for personal use, in violation of §7-104 of the Criminal Law Article and against the peace, government and dignity of the State.

Criminal Law Article §7-104

Penalty 10 years and/or $10,000

CJIS Code 10622

 

COUNT VI

 

did, on or about May 20,2011, steal at least one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) but less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) in United States currency, property of the Baltimore City Public School System, to wit: did withdraw $9350.00 in cash from City of Baltimore Western High School Central Fund account and retained without authorization at least $3990.00 for personal use after refunding students for cancelled student events, in violation of§7-104 of the Criminal Law Article and against the peace, government and dignity of the State.

 

Criminal Law Article §7-104

Penalty 10 years and/or $10,000

C.JJS Code 1-0622

 

 

COUNT VII

 

did, from on or about June 6, 2014 and through and including on or about June 27, 2014,

 

steal at least one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) but less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) in United States currency, property of the Baltimore City Public School System, to wit: was employed with and being paid by The Teaching Trust while still on sick leave and being paid by the Baltimore City Public School System in the amount of$2330.72, in violation of §7-104 of the Criminal Law Article and against the peace, government and dignity of the State.

Criminal Law Article §7-104

Penalty 10 years and/or $10,000

CJIS Code 1-0622

 

COUNT VIII

 

From on or about April21, 2013 and through and including on or about January 5, 2014, pursuant to one scheme and continuing course of conduct, did steal at least one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) but less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) in United States currency, property of the Baltimore City Public School System, to wit: did obtain without authorization from the City of Baltimore Western High Central Fund approximately $5,380.00 by way of 66 debit card “cash back” transactions , in violation of §7-104 of the Criminal Law Article and against the peace, government and dignity of the State.

Criminal Law Article §7-104

Penalty 10 years and/or $10,000

CJIS Code 1-0632

 

 

COUNT IX

 

From on or about February 9, 2011 and through and including on or about January 14, 2014, pursuant to one scheme and continuing course of conduct, did steal at least ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) but less than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) in United States currency, property of the Baltimore City Public School System, to wit: did use the City of Baltimore Western High Central Fund Bank of America account debit card to purchase numerous retail items for personal use, totaling approximately $25,185.00, in violation of §7-

l04 of the Criminal Law Article and against the peace, government and dignity of the State.

 

Criminal Law Article §7104

Penalty 15 years and/or $15,000

CJIS Code 10633

 

COUNT X

From on or about June 30, 2013 and through and including on or about the July 25, 2013,

 

pursuant to one scheme and continuing course of conduct, did steal at least one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) but less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) in United States currency, property of the Baltimore City Public School System, to wit: did exert unauthorized control over funds ofthe City of Baltimore Western High School Central Fund Bank of America account by paying for 19 nights at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Cranford, New Jersey with the City of Baltimore

Western High Central Fund Bank of America account debit card, totaling approximately

 

$3560.40, while being out on medical leave from the Baltimore City Public School System, in violation of §7-104 of the Criminal Law Article and against the peace, govenunent and dignity of the State.

Criminal Law Article §7-104

Penalty 10 years and/or $10,000

CJJS Code 1-0632

 

COUNT XI

From on or about February 13,2011 and through and including on or about January 15, 2014

 

being then and there the Principal of Western High School ofthe Baltimore City Public School System, a responsible official of that institution charged with the fiduciary duty to ensure the funds of the City of Baltimore Western High Central Fund are used only for its designated purpose, in violation of said fiduciary duty, did fraudulently and willfully appropriate, to wit: approximately $61,098.00, held by her in a fiduciary capacity for the benefit of the students of Western High School, to her personal use and benefit, contrary to the trust reposed in her, in violation of Section 7-113 of the Criminal Law Article, Annotated Code of Maryland and against

the peace, govenunent and dignity ofthe State.

 

Criminal Law Article §7-113

Penalty 5 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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