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March 16, 2015: Indictment of Former Treasurer of Cecil County Republican Central Committiee

STATE OF MARYLAND                           *    IN THE CIRCUIT COURT

 V.                                                                     *  FOR ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 

CARRIE LAUREN TAYLOR                     * 

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INDICTMENT 

The Grand Jurors of the State of Maryland for the body of Anne Arundel County do on their oath present that

 COUNT I 

CARRIE TAYLOR

 

From on or about December 13, 2010 and through and including on or about  December 13, 2013, at Anne Arundel County aforesaid, pursuant to a common scheme and continuing course of conduct, did steal money having a value exceeding ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1.000.00), but less than TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($10,000.00), property of the Cecil County Republican Central Committee, to wit: being then and there duly appointed Treasurer of the campaign finance entity  “Cecil County Republican Central Committee” from December 13, 2010 through December 10, 2014, and having signatory authority over the bank account of that entity, did willfully and knowingly exert unauthorized control over the funds of “Cecil County Republican Central Committee” by making purchases and withdrawals having a value of  at least $1,000 but less than $10,000 for her personal use and benefit, in violation of the Criminal Law Article §7-104 of the Annotated Code of Maryland, and against the peace, government, and dignity of the State.

 

Theft of at least $1,000 but less than $10,000, Criminal Law Article §7-104, CJIS 1-0622

Penalties: 10 years imprisonment, or a fine not exceeding $10,000.00, or both

 

COUNT II

 

And the jurors aforesaid upon their oath aforesaid do further present that the said

 

CARRIE TAYLOR

 

From on or about December 13, 2010 and through and including on or about December 13, 2014, at Anne Arundel County aforesaid, being then and there the duly appointed Treasurer of the Campaign Finance entity “Cecil County Republican Central Committee”, a responsible officer of said committee charged with the fiduciary duty to maintain control and account for all funds received by or expended from the account of said committee and to expend all funds of the committee only for campaign purposes, as set forth in §13-218 of the Election Law Article, in violation of said fiduciary duty, did fraudulently and willfully appropriate money held by her in a fiduciary capacity for the benefit of Cecil County Republican Central Committee, to her personal use and benefit, contrary to the trust reposed in her, in violation of the Criminal Law Article §7-113, Annotated Code of Maryland, and against the peace, government, and dignity of the State.

 

Fraudulent Misappropriation by a Fiduciary, Criminal Law Article § 7-113, CJIS 1-2799

Penalties: Between 1 and 5 years imprisonment

 

 

COUNT III

 

And the jurors aforesaid upon their oath aforesaid do further present that the said

 

CARRIE TAYLOR

 

On or about January 16, 2014, at Anne Arundel County aforesaid, being then and there the duly appointed Treasurer of the campaign finance entity “Cecil County Republican Central Committee”, did knowingly, intentionally, and falsely file the 2014 Annual campaign finance report with the State Board of Elections, certifying under penalties of perjury, an affidavit required by Election Law Article §13-304(a)(2)(i-iii), that all of the information included within the report was true and accurate to the best of her knowledge and belief, well knowing that, in fact, the entry on page one of the report, reflecting a PNC Bank balance of $7,071.67 was material and false, and that, in fact, the PNC Bank account had been closed containing no funds, in violation of the Election Law Article §16-501(a)(1)(ii) and § 9-101 of the Criminal Law Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, and against the peace, government and dignity of the State.

 

False Oath or Affirmation, Election Law §16-501(a)(2); Perjury, Criminal Law Article §9-101, CJIS 1-0307

Penalties: Imprisonment up to 10 years

 

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EMMET C. DAVITT

STATE PROSECUTOR

 

 

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KATHERINE D. ANTHONY

Assistant State Prosecutor

 


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