Hagerstown Man Charged with Theft from Department of Juvenile Services
Baltimore, MD ( April 9, 2013) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that former Department of Juvenile Services employee Douglas Allen Fairfax, 42, of Hagerstown, has been charged in Frederick County Circuit Court with one count of Felony Theft. An arraignment date has been set for May 3.
The charges allege that between January 18, 2011 and February 29, 2012, while employed as a Food Administrator at the Victor Cullen Center, Fairfax stole $94,868 from the State of Maryland using his State issued credit card.
Felony theft scheme over $10,000 but under $100,000 is punishable by a maximum sentence of 15 years incarceration and a $15,000 fine. The investigation was conducted by the Attorney General's Criminal Division and the Maryland State Police.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation of wrongdoing and the defendant is presumed innocent unless the State proves his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.