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Trial date set for hotel managers charged in theft/scheme

August 02, 2011
  • Hagerstown Hotel and Convention Center
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A trial date has been set for two Hagerstown Hotel and Convention Center senior managers who prosecutors allege stole about $17,000 from employees during an insurance scam.

Hassan Mohammad, 56, and his wife, Yasamane Rowhani, 47, both of 2142 Cathedral Ave. in Washington, D.C., were indicted by a Washington County grand jury on one count each of theft/scheme over $500 and conspiracy to commit theft/scheme over $500, according to Washington County Circuit Court documents.

A trial date of Oct. 6 has been set in Washington County Circuit Court.

During a bond hearing Tuesday, Judge Daniel P. Dwyer set Mohammad’s bond at $20,000 and Rowhani’s bond at $10,000.

Dwyer also ordered Mohammad and Rowhani to surrender their passports if they posted bond.

Washington County Deputy State’s Attorney Joseph S. Michael said authorities believe that Mohammad and Rowhani stole about $17,000 from roughly 19 employees who thought the money was being put into an account to pay for insurance.

Court documents allege that the money was taken from Jan. 2, 2009, to July 3, 2009.

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— Dan Dearth

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