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Morgan State Employee Charged with Theft of State Funds
Baltimore man arrested on six counts of felony theft

Baltimore, MD (February 4, 2014) -Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that Robert Lee Terrell, 70, of Baltimore, was arrested after being indicted by the Baltimore City Grand Jury on five counts of felony theft and one count of felony theft scheme. The charges allege that from 2009 to 2011, Terrell, who worked as the Director of the Restricted Funds Accounting office at Morgan State University, stole more than $66,000 in state funds. An arraignment date is pending.

Felony theft of more than $10,000 (two counts) is punishable by a maximum sentence of 15 years incarceration and a $15,000 fine. Theft of more than $1,000 (three counts) is punishable by a maximum sentence of 10 years incarceration and a $10,000 fine. Felony theft scheme is punishable by a maximum 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.

   

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