Banner: Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler
  Home | Protecting Consumers | Safeguarding Children | Seniors | Law Enforcement | Site Map Search
 
For Immediate Release
February 6, 2007

Media Contact:
Raquel Guillory, 410-576-6357
rguillory@oag.state.md.us

FORMER COMPANY PAYROLL SUPERVISOR
SENTENCED FOR THEFT


Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler today announced that Kimberly Ann Henson Whitacre, age 35, of 7729 West Shore Road, Pasadena, was sentenced by Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Joseph P. Manck to serve four months of house arrest for the theft of over $51,000 from Allegis Group, Inc., the staffing company where Whitacre worked from 1994 until September 2003. The Court also imposed an additional 32-month suspended sentence and ordered Mrs. Whitacre to complete three years of supervised probation. While on probation, Whitacre must undergo psychological and substance abuse evaluations, followed by counseling as directed by the State Division of Parole & Probation. The defendant previously paid restitution to Allegis Group in the amount of $51,173.73 following her December 8, 2006 guilty plea.

The State’s investigation revealed that from January 7, 1998 until September 11, 2003, Whitacre was a supervisor in the payroll tax department of the company. In her trusted position, she had access to employee salary and payroll deduction information stored in the company’s electronic payroll system. For over five years, Whitacre unlawfully used her system access to manipulate her personal tax data stored in the system, causing the company to pay her personal tax withholding liability, rather than deducting it from her paycheck as required by law.

Allegis Group discovered the theft and actively participated in the criminal investigation conducted by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Attorney General’s Office. In making today’s announcement, Attorney General Gansler thanked Assistant Attorney General Kate O’Donnell for her work on this case.

   

Attorney General of Maryland 1 (888) 743-0023 toll-free / TDD: (410) 576-6372
Home | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Contact Us