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Woman charged with theft in mobile home sale wants jury trial

October 28, 2009

A Hagerstown woman who was charged with theft, value exceeding $500, in connection with a mobile home she was selling has requested a jury trial, Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Leon Debes said Wednesday.

Anna Lois Miles, 36, requested the jury trial Wednesday, the day her case was scheduled to be heard by a judge in Washington County District Court, Debes said.

The request means the case will be sent to Washington County Circuit Court, Debes said.

Miles told two people who were interested in buying the mobile home that she had a lien on the mobile home for $8,500 and that she would accept the lien amount as the sale price of the home, according to court records.

The $8,500 was paid to Miles but she never paid the lien and never returned the money to the woman who paid it, according to allegations in court records.

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In an unrelated case, Washington County Circuit Judge W. Kennedy Boone III on Dec. 30, 2008, found Miles guilty of six gambling-related charges. She was given a suspended jail sentence and was ordered to pay $1,000 in fines and court costs.

In that case, Miles was charged with holding an illegal gambling event at Boonsboro Fire Co. in February 2006 to repay someone who helped bail her out of jail the previous year, Deputy State's Attorney Joseph Michael said.

Miles was convicted in 2004 of writing $24,000 worth of bad checks from the Hagerstown Heat All-Stars cheerleading squard account. She was ordered by the court to make restitution to the victims. She was jailed in December 2005 after she failed to make restitution to some of the victims.

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