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Ex-Md. State Employee Gets 6 Months For Theft

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A former Maryland state employee who admitted using a department-issued credit card for personal items has been sentenced to six months in jail.

Tabitha Yaan Contee, a former Department of Natural Resources employee, was sentenced in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court on Thursday. She was also ordered to repay the tens of thousands of dollars she stole using her department-issued credit card.

Contee pleaded guilty in February to felony theft.

Prosecutors say she used the credit card to buy $46,500 worth of goods from retailers including Home Depot, Amazon.com, Sam’s Club and Super Warehouse.

The Capital of Annapolis reports that Contee’s lawyer says she was on drugs at the time and is working to
rehabilitate herself. Contee also apologized, saying her “mind was not in the right state.”

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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