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For Immediate Release
April 25, 2006
Media Contact:
Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

FORMER MONTGOMERY COUNTY RESIDENT CONVICTED OF
STEALING OVER $84,000.00 FROM FORMER EMPLOYER

Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr., announced today that 35 year old Andrea Massignani, aka Andre Massignani, of the 81000 block of Avenida Esmerelda, in Indigo, California, pled guilty in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County to one count of Felony Theft.

According to the State’s proof, Massignani, a former employee of Bethesda based Sybase, Inc., engaged in a theft scheme against his employer. Beginning in December 2002 through March 2003, Massignani created counterfeit Sybase, Inc. payroll checks and cashed them and he made debit account payments to his personal creditors, including BMW Financial and American Express, using funds from Sybase’s payroll account. The theft total is $84,090.87.

The maximum sentence for felony theft is 15 years incarceration and a $25,000 fine or both. Sentencing is scheduled before the Honorable James L. Ryan on June 5, 2006 .

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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