Em­bez­zler or­dered to re­pay funds, gets pro­ba­tion

The Kent Island Bay Times - - News -

CENTREVILLE — A for­mer An­napo­lis man re­ceived a mostly sus­pended sen­tence for em­bez­zling from his em­ployer. He was or­dered to pay resti­tu­tion.

Stephen C. Green­berg, 43, pleaded guilty to em­bez­zle­ment from Schumn Clean­ing Ser vice in Queen Anne’s County Cir­cuit Court be­fore Judge Thomas G. Ross. On March 13, he was sen­tenced to five years to the Di­vi­sion of Cor­rec­tion of Mary­land, all sus­pended af­ter 28 days credit for time ser ved.

The case was pros­e­cuted by Queen Anne’s County State’s At­tor­ney Lance G. Richardson. Green­berg was rep­re­sented by Matt Connell, as­sis­tant pub­lic de­fender.

Green­berg’s con­vic­tion was based upon a se­ries of thefts per­pe­trated against his em­ployer, Schumn Clean­ing Ser­vice, dat­ing back to 2012 and 2013. The case had been in war­rant sta­tus since Green­berg’s fail­ureto ap­pear back in Jan­uary 2015, Richardson said.

Green­berg used a com­pany is­sued credit card for unau­tho­rized fuel pur­chases and also used his com­pany ve­hi­cle for unau­tho­rized trips, which were not in the course of his em­ploy­ment, Richardson said.

An in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion by Schu­man Clean­ing Ser­vice re­vealed that Green­berg often used his fuel credit card on days he wasn’t work­ing. He also ac­cu­mu­lated mileage on his com­pany ve­hi­cle on many days he was not work­ing and when he was not au­tho­rized to use the ve­hi­cle.

The amount of the em­bez­zle­ment to­taled around $10,000, Richardson said.

Green­berg had pre­vi­ously paid $4,000 to­ward resti­tu­tion be­fore the pre­vi­ous trial date but then failed to ap­pear and was a fugi­tive un­til this year, Richardson said. The re­main­ing bal­ance of $6,000 was or­dered to be paid by Green­berg dur­ing 30 months of su­per­vised pro­ba­tion.

Green­berg told the court he was suf­fer­ing from a sub­stance abuse prob­lem and that was why he failed to ap­pear for his orig­i­nal trial date. He had a mi­nor record be­fore this of­fense, and he was or­dered to have drug test­ing and treat­ment while on pro­ba­tion, Richardson said.

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