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For Immediate Release
September 22, 2004
Media Contact:
Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

FORMER STATE EMPLOYEE CONVICTED OF STEALING $12,000

Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today the conviction of Edward Allen Schwarz, of 225 Bright Oaks Drive, Bel Air, Maryland in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County. Schwarz, 55, pled guilty to one count of felony theft in connection with his responsibilities as the Equipment Officer for the Maryland Transportation Authority. The Honorable Christian M. Kahl sentenced Schwarz to a one-year suspended sentence, and ordered that Schwarz pay $12,000 of restitution to the Maryland Transportation Authority as a condition of his probation.
As the Equipment Officer, Schwarz’s responsibilities included disposing of old and damaged vehicles owned by the Maryland Transportation Authority. Authority procedures required that Schwarz take the vehicles to a public auction for sale. From 1997 to 1999, however, Schwarz sold five vehicles privately for cash, and kept the proceeds. The five sales were for a total of $12,000.
The case was investigated by the Maryland State Police and prosecuted by the Office of the Attorney General, Criminal Investigations Division.

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