Tutoring Firm Owner Convicted Of Fraud

BALTIMORE (AP) — The owner of a Reisterstown company has been convicted of billing Baltimore public schools for thousands of hours of tutoring that were never performed.

The State Prosecutor’s Office announced Thursday that Tracy Queen was convicted of felony theft in Baltimore County Circuit Court.

Prosecutors say over three years, Queen billed city schools for more than $150,000 for 4,000 tutoring hours for 250 students that were never performed by her company. They say she submitted fraudulent documents for hours her company was contracted to provide, but did not.

Queen is facing up to 15 years in prison and a $15,000 fine at sentencing in June.

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    we pay for private turtoing no wunder we are broke

  • Doug

    I’m all for the fine.
    But prisoners cost us poor tax payers over 50 K a year per prisoner and growing.
    Instead,have her work it off.
    On the corner if need be.

  • jim

    Way to tarnish the image of education even further. Stealing money from a city that is trying to dig itself out, however dilusional the “CEO” is, is despicable. She should do time.

  • Mary Anne

    So what about the city employee who was supposed to be monitoring this vendor. Am sure she was on an approved vendor list w/ Baltimore City Public Schools, and no one reviewed this vendor’s billing for 3 years? Is it really any wonder why taxpayers keep filling the coffers with our hard earned money, but see incompetent leaders in our governament continue to drain those coffers and don’t bother to evaluate where the money is really going? Is this EVER going to stop? Shameful.

    • pigeon

      Have you ever walked into a city office and found all/any of their employees hard at work. I doubt it. So, there’s an answer to two of your questions.
      In regards to the last question – NO! It all has to do with politics and who you know!

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