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August 31, 2016: Indictment of Deborah Rowe

INDICTMENT

The Grand Jurors of the State of Maryland for the body of Caroline County do on their Oath present that

COUNT I

From on or about March 28, 2012 and through and including on or about May 27, 2016, at Caroline County, Maryland, DEBORAH ROWE pursuant to a common scheme and plan, did knowingly, willfully and intentionally 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 Town of Marydel, to wit: did obtain and exert unauthorized control over approximately $61,660.07 from the Town of Marydel’s bank accounts: PNC ending in x6185 and x7454 and BB&T ending in x7336, by using said funds to pay her personal expenses, including payment of a tax assessment for personal property located in Johnston County, North Carolina, payment of her personal Comcast bill, payment of her personal Sprint telephone bill, payment of three hotel rooms at the Princess Bayside Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland, use of the town’s debit card for personal expenses, ATM withdrawals for personal expenses, writing checks to herself from the town’s bank account, and payment of a private loan 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 1-0633

COUNT II

From on or about August of 2014 and through and including on or about May 27, 2016, at Caroline County, Maryland, DEBORAH ROWE, did, corruptly and in violation and perversion of her duties as the duly sworn Mayor and President of the Town of Marydel, Maryland to uphold, enforce, and obey the laws of the Town of Marydel and the State of Maryland, commit misconduct in office by knowingly, willfully, and intentionally, under the color of her office, taking money from the Town of Marydel’s accounts PNC ending in x6185 and x7454 and BB&T ending in x7336, and using this money for personal purposes and not for Town of Marydel purposes in violation of the common law and against the peace, government and dignity of the State.

Misconduct in Office, Common Law

                        Penalty Life

                        CJIS Code 1-0157

 COUNT III

From on or about March 28, 2012 and through and including on or about May 27, 2016, at Caroline County, Maryland, DEBORAH ROWE, being then and there the duly sworn Mayor and/or President of the Town of Marydel, a responsible officer of that entity charged with the fiduciary duty to ensure that the funds of the town of Marydel are used for its designated purpose, in violation of said fiduciary duty, did fraudulently and willfully misappropriate Town of Marydel monies to wit: approximately $61,660.07 held by her in a fiduciary capacity for the Town of Marydel, for her personal use and benefit contrary to the trust reposed in her, in violation of §7-113 of the Criminal Law Article and against the peace, government and dignity of the State.

Criminal Law Article §7-113

                        Penalty 5 years

                        CJIS Code 1-2799

COUNT IV

From on or about June 15, 2015 and through and including on or about January 11, 2016, at Caroline County, Maryland, DEBORAH ROWE pursuant to a common scheme and plan, did steal from the Town of Marydel, 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 Town of Marydel, to wit: did obtain and exert unauthorized control by withdrawing cash from the Town of Marydel’s bank account PNC ending in x6185 using the Town of Marydel’s bank card in the amount of $13,802.19 for her 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 15 years and/or $15,000

                        CJIS Code 1-0633

COUNT V

From on or about June 22, 2015 and through and including on or about January 25, 2016, at Caroline County, Maryland, DEBORAH ROWE pursuant to a common scheme and plan, did steal from the Town of Marydel at least one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), but less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) in United States currency, property of the Town of Marydel, to wit: did exert unauthorized control by using the Town of Marydel’s debit card associated with PNC bank account ending in x6185, which was associated with the Town of Marydel’s bank account, for personal expenses to purchase various retail items including payment of personal bills in the amount of $17,359.35, 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 VI

From on or about March 28, 2012 and through and including on or about January of 2016, at Caroline County, Maryland, DEBORAH ROWE pursuant to a common scheme and plan, 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 Town of Marydel, to wit: exert unauthorized control by writing checks to herself – Deborah Rowe and/or Debbie Rowe and/or “CASH” from the Town of Marydel’s PNC bank accounts ending in x6185 and x7454 in the amount of $22,009.70 to pay her personal expenses  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 VII

From on or about July 13, 2012 and through and including on or about January 25, 2013, at Caroline County, Maryland, DEBORAH ROWE pursuant to a common scheme and plan to steal, did steal from the Town of Marydel at least one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), but less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) in United States currency, property of the Town of Marydel, to wit: did exert unauthorized control by making electronic “Automated Clearing House” transfers from the Town of Marydel’s PNC bank accounts ending in x6185 and x7454 into her own personal banking account in the amount of $7,100.00  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 1-0632

 COUNT VIII

From on or about March 28, 2012 and through and including on or about May 27, 2016, at Caroline County, Maryland, DEBORAH ROWE, did with the intent to defraud another, counterfeited, or caused to be counterfeited, checks to wit: by signing the name of Joyce Ward on checks written from the Town of Marydel’s PNC bank account ending in x6185 and x7454 and BB&T ending in x7336, in violation of §8-601 of the Criminal Law Article and against the peace, government and dignity of the State.

Criminal Law Article §8-601

                        Penalty 10 years and/or $10,000

                        CJIS Code 1-2502

COUNT IX

From on or about March 28, 2012 and through and including on or about May 27, 2016, at Caroline County, Maryland, DEBORAH ROWE, did with the intent to defraud another, counterfeited, or caused to be counterfeited, checks to wit: by signing the name of Elizabeth Simmons on checks written from the Town of Marydel’s PNC bank account ending in x6185 and x7454 and BB&T ending in x7336, in violation of §8-601 of the Criminal Law Article and against the peace, government and dignity of the State.

Criminal Law Article §8-601

                        Penalty 10 years and/or $10,000

                        CJIS Code 1-2502

 

EMMET C. DAVITT

STATE PROSECUTOR

By:                                                                            

Kelly B. Madigan

Senior Assistant State Prosecutor

Office of the State Prosecutor

Suite 410, Hampton Plaza

300 E. Joppa Road

Towson, Maryland 21286

(410) 321-4067

 

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Grand Jury Foreman                                                                Date Filed

 

 

 


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