May 5, 2006
PHONY SOCIAL WORKER CONVICTED
General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that Letitia Jonelle
Miller, of Waldorf, was convicted by Montgomery
County Circuit Court Judge Joseph A. Dugan, Jr. on the crimes of
Practicing Clinical Social Work Without a License and Misrepresentation
as Authorized to Practice Social Work. The convictions followed
Ms. Miller’s guilty pleas to the charges. Sentencing is scheduled
for August 17, 2006.
The Statement of Fact informed the Court that between November
5, 2004 and February 11, 2005, Letitia Miller was the Clinical
Director and clinical social worker at the Innovative Behavior
Treatment Center (IBTC) in Silver Spring, Maryland. She acquired
the position by falsely representing that she had a Masters in
Social Work, postgraduate psycho-therapeutic expertise, and a Maryland
clinical social work license which were necessary for the position.
Director, she treated adolescents and their family members and
supervised staff. The children treated were severely
emotional disturbed. In fact, Miller has never been licensed in
Maryland or anywhere else as a certified social worker or as a
clinical social worker. The social work license that she presented
to IBTC was a counterfeit. She has no Masters in Social Work from
St. John’s University and is not completing a Ph.D. program
in Clinical Psychology & Government at Gallaudet University,
as her resume and fake supporting documents falsely represented.
misconduct at IBTC was first noticed by a Maryland licensed graduate
social worker hired by the defendant. She alerted
the President of IBTC. IBTC cooperated with the investigation initiated
by the Board of Social Work Examiners and completed by the Office
of the Attorney General, Criminal Investigations Division.