Beltsville Woman Convicted
of Theft Scheme
MD ( October 14, 2009) - Attorney General Douglas
F. Gansler announced today that Shironda Aretha Jones, 32,
of Beltsville, pleaded guilty to a single count of felony theft
scheme over $500. Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Martin
Welch sentenced Jones to a suspended term of three years, five
years supervised probation, and 40 hours of community service.
She was also ordered to pay $16,033.07 in restitution to Nationwide
From September 2006 until September 2007, while she was employed
as a claims adjustor for Nationwide Insurance, Jones wrote checks
to herself as the payee and endorsed and deposited these checks
into her own accounts. She fraudulently indicated that these checks
were written on legitimate claims.
The conviction follows
a joint investigation by the Insurance Fraud Division of the
Maryland Insurance Administration and the
Office of the Attorney General. In making today’s announcement,
Attorney General Gansler thanked Assistant Attorney General Roberta
G. Siskind for prosecuting the case.