Embezzler ordered to repay funds, gets probation
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.