Former MTA Employee Arrested in Counterfeit Check Scheme


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 4, 1999

Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. announced today that a former Mass Transit Administration employee has been arrested and charged with three counts of counterfeiting checks and three counts of conspiracy.

Caryn J. Conyers, 29, of the 3400 block of Milford Mill Road in Baltimore County, was arrested last week. She is charged with counterfeiting checks drawn on the account of "Mass Transit Administration"(MTA). She is also charged with counterfeiting checks drawn on the accounts of several private businesses. The checks were cashed at Baltimore City grocery and liquor stores, which have absorbed the losses. The scheme netted Conyers and her co-conspirators approximately $15,000.

Conyers is being held on Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) bail, and is presently in the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Though all defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty, if convicted on all charges, she could be sentenced to a maximum of eighteen years imprisonment and /or a fine of $6,000.


For Further Information Contact:
Frank Mann
Special Assistant to the Attorney General
(410) 576-6357