NEWS RELEASE
Office of Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr.


November 15, 2001 Media Inquiries: Sean Caine 410-576-6357

PRINCE GEORGE’S COURT CLERK SENTENCED IN CASE OF STOLEN MARRIAGE LICENSE FEES

Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr., announced today that Kameko Plater,26, of Springdale, Maryland, was sentenced as a result of her plea to stealing marriage license fees while working as a clerk in the Prince George’s County Circuit Court. In entering her plea to one count of misdemeanor theft, Plater, who no longer works in the clerk’s office, agreed that the state’s evidence proved beyond a reasonable doubt that she had stolen $1,375 in marriage license fees she collected in the course of her duties in the clerk’s office.

District Court Judge Beverly J. Woodard sentenced Plater to one year of supervised probation and ordered Plater to pay $1,375 in restitution. Woodard further ordered that Plater complete 90 hours of community service within the first six months of her probation

In the plea proceedings, the court was informed that Plater, who processed marriage license applications, stole fees paid in cash during a five month period in 1999. Plater’s employment with the Prince George’s County Circuit Court was terminated as a result of the discovery of the missing fees and subsequent audit performed by the Administrative Office of the Courts.

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