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


March 15, 2002 Media Inquiries: Sean Caine 410-576-6357

FORMER TOLL COLLECTOR WHO STOLE TOLL MONIES
VIOLATED PROBATION, SENTENCED TO SERVE THREE YEARS

Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that former Maryland Transportation Authority toll collector, Georgetta Peters, 42, of Peach Orchard Lane, Baltimore, was re-sentenced today as a result of her guilty plea entered to multiple counts of violation of probation. In February of 2001, Peters entered a plea of guilty to stealing $9,631 of toll funds, while she was working at the Fort McHenry Toll facility.

Today Ms. Peters admitted that she violated her court-imposed probation by failing to report regularly to her probation agent; failing to make restitution payments; failing to enroll in drug treatment and failing to complete required community service hours.

Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Carol E. Smith, sentenced Peters to three years incarceration for the violations of probation and terminated her probation. The Maryland Transportation Authority police referred this matter for investigation and prosecution by the Office of the Attorney General.

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