AG Gansler: Former Prince George's County Child Support Enforcement Administration Employee Indicted on Fraud and Theft Charges
Calvert Co. woman allegedly stole more than $200k over five-year period
Baltimore, MD (July 8, 2014) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that the Prince George's County Grand Jury has handed down two separate indictments against former Child Support Enforcement Administration employee Delores Gertrude Jones, 58, of North Beach. One indictment alleges theft over $10,000 and a second alleges theft over $100,000 plus six counts of false entry into a public record. Arraignment is scheduled for July 18.
The first indictment alleges that between March and June of 2013, Jones, who worked as the deputy director at the child support office in Temple Hills, stole over $25,000 in state funds. The second indictment alleges that between January 2008 and July 2013, Jones stole over $200,000 and submitted six fraudulent entries into the public record. The Prince George's County Child Support Enforcement Administration is a division of the Maryland Department of Human Resources.
Felony theft over $10,000 is punishable by a maximum sentence of 15 years incarceration and a $15,000 fine. Theft over $100,000 is punishable by 25 years incarceration and a $25,000 fine. Submitting a false entry into a public record is punishable by three years incarceration and a $1,000 fine for each violation.
The investigation was conducted by the Attorney General's Criminal Division and the Maryland State Police with assistance from the Maryland Department of Human Resources' Office of the Inspector General and the Maryland Child Support Enforcement Administration.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation of wrongdoing and the defendant is presumed innocent unless the State proves guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.