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For Immediate Release
May 5, 2006
Media Contact:
Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

PHONY SOCIAL WORKER CONVICTED

Maryland Attorney 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.

As Clinical 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.

Ms. Miller’s 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.


   

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