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Man accused of stealing more than $100,000 from employer

Former Glessner Alarm and Communications CFO Curtis Philip Pietro faces more than 74 counts

September 16, 2010|By DON AINES
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A Hagerstown man has been indicted by a grand jury on 74 counts accusing him of stealing more than $100,000 from Glessner Alarm & Communications while he was an employee there, according to Washington County Circuit Court records.

Curtis Philip Pietro, 50, of 18815 Fountain Terrace, is charged with a theft scheme of continuing course of conduct of more than $500 between June 30, 2006, and Sept. 22, 2009, and a theft scheme of continuing course of conduct of $10,000 to $100,000 from March 10 to June 24, 2010, according to court records.

He was being held Thursday night at Washington County Detention Center without bond, an officer there said. He was scheduled for a bond hearing Friday morning in circuit court, court records show.

Pietro also was indicted on 36 counts of forgery and counterfeiting of private documents and 36 counts of issuing false documents, according to the indictment.

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"Through Glessner's own due diligence, we discovered several apparent internal financial irregularities which were shared with law enforcement," Glessner President Neal Glessner said Thursday. "We have been informed that Mr. Pietro, who was our CFO and CPA, is under indictment and we are cooperating fully with the police department and the State's Attorney's Office."

Pietro is accused of forging checks on Glessner bank accounts in amounts ranging from less than $1,000 to more than $18,000, court records show.

In some of the counts, different numbered checks allegedly were forged for the exact same amount of money, the indictment said. Thirteen different numbered checks, each made out for $1,170.17, allegedly were forged between March and June 2010, according to the indictment.

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