September 27, 2006
FORMER STATE EMPLOYEE CHARGED WITH
STEALING CHRISTMAS PARTY FUND MONEY
Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today
the filing of criminal theft charges against Javana Jenkins, a
49-year old former employee of the State Highway Administration.
Jenkins, of the 100 block of South Clinton Street in Baltimore,
is charged with stealing money from the employee Christmas Party
Fund between January 2005 and January 2006.
The maximum penalty for felony theft is 15 years incarceration
and a $25,000 fine, while the maximum for misdemeanor theft is
18 months and a fine of $500. The charges are merely accusations
and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven
guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. No arraignment date is set yet
in Baltimore City Circuit Court.
The case was referred to the Criminal Investigations
Division of the Attorney General’s Office by the Internal
Audit Unit of the State Highway Administration.