FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A former Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration worker has been convicted of conspiring to steal more than $87,000 from the agency’s Frederick office.

Joann Fleishell, 53, was convicted at a bench trial Monday in Frederick. She will be sentenced May 4. The common-law offense carries no prescribed penalty.

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Fleishell was the assistant manager of the office. Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler says she failed to record cash payments for 613 registration renewals from January 2007 to October 2008.

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He says the scheme was uncovered by an internal investigation. Gansler says the conviction sends a message that stealing from taxpayers will not be tolerated.

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