April 12, 2006
FORMER STATE EMPLOYEE CONVICTED OF STEALING $28,000
General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that Stacey B.
Brown, 38, of Contee Rd. in Laurel, has been convicted
of felony theft in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s
County. Brown, a former Staff Assistant at Bowie State University
("BSU"), pled guilty to felony theft before the Honorable
Michele D. Hotten.
in Bowie State University’s Department of Education,
where her responsibilities included processing invoices for a federally
funded grant, known as the "PT3 Grant," which is designed
to increase the use of technology in the classrooms at both the
college and high school levels. In the court proceedings, Brown
admitted stealing $28,000.00 from BSU by submitting and processing
seven fraudulent invoices from 2001 to 2003. Brown filled out the
invoices in the name of her minor son, and had the checks mailed
to her home. Shortly after Brown resigned her position from BSU,
a routine audit discovered payments from the grant to Brown’s
son, who had not performed any work on behalf of the grant.
Sentencing is scheduled for June 16, 2006.
The matter was investigated and prosecuted by the Office of the
Attorney General, Criminal Investigations Division, with invaluable
investigative assistance by the Office of the Inspector General
for the U.S. Department of Education and the Maryland State Police.