June 10, 2003
Sean Caine, 410-576-6357
MORGAN STATE EMPLOYEE CONVICTED FOR STEALING PAYROLL MONIES
General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that Demetrius Robinson,28,of
Scottsdale, AZ, has been found guilty of felony theft in the Circuit
Court for Baltimore City, in connection with his former employment
at Morgan State University.
February 10, 1999 and May 31, 2000, while an employee at the University's
physical plant, Robinson caused fictitious payroll checks totaling
approximately $17,000.00 to be issued in the name of former Morgan
State University employees. He then endorsed and deposited the payroll
checks into his personal State Employees Credit Union account.
was terminated by the University in June 2000.
In today's hearing, the Honorable Stuart R. Berger, imposed a five
year suspended sentence and placed Robinson on 12 months of electronic
home monitoring. He also placed Robinson on five years probation
and ordered restitution to Morgan State University. Robinson was
arrested in March 2003 in Scottsdale, Arizona and waived extradition
and turned himself in on April 2, 2003.
The case was investigated by the Morgan State University Police
Department and the Maryland State Police and prosecuted by the Office
of the Attorney General, Criminal Investigations Division.