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Williamsport man charged with stealing more than $200,000 from Corner Pub

April 09, 2008|By ERIN JULIUS

HAGERSTOWN -- A Williamsport man is accused of stealing more than $200,000 from Antietam Tavern Inc., commonly known as The Corner Pub, in documents filed Monday in Washington County Circuit Court.

Craig Spriggs, 48, was charged with one felony count of theft scheme, documents show.

Washington County State's Attorney Charles Strong declined to comment on Spriggs' involvement with the business. No other charges were brought against anyone else, Strong said.

The alleged scheme ran from Sept. 17, 2004, to Nov. 13, 2007, prosecutors said in charging documents.

Spriggs, who lives on Edward Doub Road, stole $239,190, prosecutors allege.

Spriggs was a bookkeeper at The Corner Pub for eight years, Darryl Sword, the establishment's co-owner, said during a telephone interview Tuesday afternoon.

Spriggs' employment at The Corner Pub ended about four months ago, Sword said.

Maryland State Police handled the criminal investigation.

Spriggs was released Tuesday from the Washington County Detention Center, a deputy said. Court documents show a $50,000 bond was set.

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Conviction of the felony theft scheme charges carries a maximum of 15 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

Spriggs is scheduled to appear May 27 in Washington County Circuit Court.

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