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June 6, 2017: Former Employee of Historic Inns of Annapolis Charged with Felony and Identity Theft Related to Funds Stolen from a Delegate’s Campaign Finance Entity

June 6, 2017: Former Employee of Historic Inns of Annapolis Charged with Felony and Identity Theft Related to Funds Stolen from a Delegate’s Campaign Finance Entity

For Immediate Release                                                               

State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt announced today that Nicole M. Smith, a resident of District Heights, Maryland, and former employee of Historic Inns of Annapolis was indicted by the Anne Arundel County Grand Jury on one count of felony theft scheme and identity theft.

The Indictment alleges that, between January 7, 2016 and October 26, 2016, Smith stole approximately $10,806.38 in funds from the Friends of Sally Jameson campaign finance entity. While working as a night auditor for Historic Inns of Annapolis, Smith had access to a check that Jameson had written to that establishment for a fundraiser held on January 7, 2016. According to charges, Smith allegedly made approximately forty-three (43) unauthorized expenditures of funds from the PNC bank account associated with the campaign entity for her personal expenses. The Indictment further alleges that, Smith used the personal identifying information of another to obtain and use three (3) credits cards to make approximately $7,346.56 in personal purchases.

State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt stated: “Employees who have access to the financial information of customers are trusted not to misuse it. Any such breach of trust is a serious matter and must be prosecuted.”

Although charged, the Defendant is presumed innocent unless and until there is a conviction.


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