May 27, 2015: Mabel Mumford-Pautz, Former Treasurer Of The Eastern Shore Association Of Municipalities, Pleads Guilty To Felony Theft
For Immediate Release May 27, 2015
MABEL MUMFORD-PAUTZ, FORMER TREASURER OF THE EASTERN SHORE ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPALITIES, PLEADS GUILTY TO FELONY THEFT
State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt announced today that Mabel R. Mumford-Pautz pleaded guilty in the Circuit Court for Cecil County to felony theft. The Honorable Keith A. Baynes imposed a sentence of five years’ incarceration and suspended that sentence in favor of three years probation. At sentencing, Ms. Mumford-Pautz paid the entire restitution amount of $44,900. Mumford-Pautz, 82, who presently lives in Chestertown, Maryland, served as Treasurer of the Eastern Shore Association of Municipalities (“ESAM”), and was a long-time Chestertown Town Councilwoman.
According to a statement of facts presented to the court, while serving as ESAM Treasurer, Ms. Mumford-Pautz wrote eighty-four unauthorized checks from the ESAM bank account to herself and to “Cash”. Ms. Mumford-Pautz then made corresponding deposits into her personal bank account and used the money for personal purposes. Between September 2008 and February 2014, Ms. Mumford-Pautz stole $44,900. A copy of the complete statement of facts submitted to the court is available at osp.maryland.gov.
State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt stated: “Ms. Mumford Pautz held a position of trust and violated that trust. When a treasurer betrays the association they serve by stealing its funds, they must be held accountable.”