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Man Pleads Guilty To Theft, Forgery

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Hagerstown man has pleaded guilty to stealing from his employer since 2006. 

Fifty-year-old Curtis Pietro entered the plea Monday in Washington County Circuit to theft scheme and forgery and uttering. 

Deputy State’s Attorney Joseph Michael says how much time prosecutors will seek at sentencing on March 29 will depend on how much restitution Pietro can pay to his former employer, Glessner Alarm & Communications. Michael told Judge W. Kennedy Boone III that the figure stood at nearly $700,000 as of Monday. 

According to a statement of facts, Pietro, the company’s vice president of finance, had been paying himself twice. Pietro also was funneling money, more than $481,000, into his own American Express account.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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