State Employee Convicted of Counterfeiting a Court Order -
Prince George's County
MD ( October 30, 2009) - Attorney General Douglas
F. Gansler announced today that former State employee Cora
Boone-Gould of Temple Hills was convicted by jury in the Prince
George’s County Circuit Court of counterfeiting a court
order and issuing a counterfeit court order.
Boone-Gould was formerly
employed by the Department of Parole and Probation and worked
in the Prince George’s County Courthouse
in Upper Marlboro. On August 24, 2007, Ms. Boone-Gould created
a fraudulent court order extending guardianship of her nephew three
years beyond the Court-ordered termination date. She then faxed
the counterfeit order to an attorney in North Carolina in connection
with the settlement of an estate in which her nephew was a beneficiary.
Counterfeiting and issuing a counterfeit document are both felonies
and punishable by up to 10 years in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.
Sentencing has been set for December 4, 2009 before the Honorable
Crystal D. Mittelstaedt.
This case was investigated
by the Attorney General’s Criminal
Division and the Maryland State Police. In making today’s
announcement, Attorney General Gansler thanked Assistant Attorney
General Megan Limarzi for her work on the case.