Former MVA Employee Accused In Theft Scheme

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A former assistant manager at a Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration office is accused of stealing nearly $90,000 from the agency.

Attorneys in the case say Joann Fleishell, 52, of Thurmont is expected to go to trial this fall.

Court documents show she was indicted in April on a theft scheme charge. She’s accused of stealing $87,681 from the MVA between January 2007 and October 2008, while she was working as an assistant manager at the Frederick branch.

A spokesman for Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler says the AG’s office will prosecute the case because a state agency is considered the victim.

Fleishell was fired from the MVA in 2009, and court documents show she sued the agency, unsuccessfully, for wrongful termination.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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