December 19, 2002
Sean Caine, 410-576-6357
CHARGED WITH STEALING
FROM ELDERLY GALENA MAN
General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. and Kent County States Attorney
Robert H. Strong, Jr. jointly announced today the filing of theft
and tax fraud charges against Margaret Wilson, 67, of Morgnec Cutoff
was charged with stealing a $50,000 check as well as $13,800 from
H. Lee Russell, now deceased, of Galena, Maryland. The thefts are
alleged to have occurred between April and July, 2001. Russell died
the following month, on August 10, 2001, at the age of 90. Wilson
was also charged with failing to file State income tax returns for
the years 1999 through 2001.
maximum sentence for felony theft is 15 years and a $1,000 fine.
The maximum for failure to file a State income tax return is five
years and a $10,000 fine. The charges are merely accusations and
the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty
beyond a reasonable doubt.
matter had been referred to the Attorney Generals Office by
the Kent County Department of Social Services, Adult Protective