Former Md. MVA worker guilty of theft conspiracy

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A former Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration worker has been convicted of a theft conspiracy charge in Frederick.

Fifty-three-year-old Joann Fleishell was convicted at a bench trial Monday of conspiracy to commit theft over $500.

She was accused of stealing nearly $88,000 from the agency’s local office from January 2007 to October 2008 while

working as an assistant manager. The conviction carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

Sentencing is set for May 4. The case was prosecuted by the Maryland attorney general’s office.

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