HAGERSTOWN - A local nonprofit organization that recently lost almost $800,000 that was embezzled by a former employee was awarded a one-year contract Tuesday to provide juvenile case management services in Washington County.
Potomac Case Management Services Inc. of Hagerstown was awarded the $137,000 contract by the Washington County Commissioners for fiscal year 2008, pending approval from the Washington County Community Partnership for Children and Families.
The contract is awarded yearly and provides money to run the Washington County Diversion Program, which offers case management and other services to keep first-time juvenile offenders out of the state's Department of Juvenile Services.
Potomac Case Management Services Inc. has been awarded the contract every year since the program began in 2005. But some county commissioners said they had doubts about whether to renew the contract this year after the company's financial director, Kelley Boyd Macher, was charged last December with embezzling thousands of dollars from the company. Macher pleaded guilty June 12 to stealing nearly $800,000 from Potomac Case Management Services, Inc.