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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | February 11, 2000
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro Police are investigating the embezzlement of up to $100,000 from the Waynesboro Industrial Development Corp., the Waynesboro Retail Bureau and the Greater Waynesboro Area Chamber of Commerce. A chamber spokesman said Friday that Julie Small, an administrative assistant in the agency's office, confessed to taking the money when confronted by the chamber's executive director Monday. Small spoke briefly about the case in a telephone interview Friday evening.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 22, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A woman accused of shooting her estranged husband five times in September 2007 and a man who police said took part in the execution-style homicide of another man two years earlier in Martinsburg were indicted Wednesday by a Berkeley County grand jury. Maria L. Decicio-Smith, 35, of 210 Gussie Ave. in Martinsburg, and Kurtis M. Pearsall, 24, aka "Prince" and "Kurt the Flirt," each were indicted on one count of murder, according to indictments released by Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela J. Games-Neely's office.
NEWS
September 11, 2002
Hancock man charged with rape, assault A Hancock man was charged Monday in the rape of a 14-year-old girl in his home on Sept. 1, said Sgt. Steve Ganley of the Maryland State Police in Hagerstown. Mark Wayne Neilson, 43, of 4406 Western Pike, was charged with first-degree rape, second-degree rape, third-degree sex offense, fourth-degree sex offense and second-degree assault, Ganley said. He was immediately held without bond Monday. Appearing before Washington County District Judge Noel Spence Tuesday afternoon for a review of his status, Neilson was again denied bond, said officials at the Washington County Detention Center.
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July 5, 2008
Three men arrested in robbery MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Three men were in Eastern Regional Jail on Thursday evening after being charged with robbing two men hours earlier, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court and jail records. Casey Shannon Silver, 18, of 53 Crown Court; Brandon Claud James, 21, of 23 Crown Court; and Jucobe Johnson, 28, of 64 Royal Crest Drive, each were charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery by Berkeley County Sheriff's Department Sgt. D.L. Steerman.
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by ERIN JULIUS | March 22, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - An Inwood, W.Va., woman charged with theft and embezzling from a Hagerstown nonprofit organization has requested a jury trial in Washington County Circuit Court. Kelley Boyd Macher, 45, of 79 Minnick Road, was scheduled to go to trial Wednesday on three counts of felony theft scheme and embezzlement in Washington County District Court, but shw entered a request for a jury trial March 7. Her request was granted March 12, according to court documents. Potomac Case Management Services Inc., a nonprofit organization at 140 W. Franklin St. in Hagerstown, reported $452,208.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | July 27, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The former executive director of the Berkeley County Public Service Sewer District on Friday avoided jail time and payment of $22,649 in restitution more than four months after entering a no-contest plea to a misdemeanor count of embezzlement. Walter H. Sebert Jr. was fined $500 and ordered to pay court costs by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Christopher C. Wilkes. Sebert was indicted in October 2006 by a Berkeley County grand jury on a felony count of embezzlement, and previously was named in a 12-count indictment in February 2005.
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By DAVE McMILLION | May 21, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Former Martinsburg accountant Michael L. Welshans, who is serving a seven-year prison sentence for bilking the Internal Revenue Service, the state and 35 clients of more than $1.6 million, was arraigned on 57 more charges Friday in Berkeley County Circuit Court, according to Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely. The charges had been filed against Welshans in three Berkeley County indictments, but Welshans never was arraigned on them after the federal case was brought against him, Games-Neely said.
NEWS
September 24, 2004
A man was sent to the hospital with stab wounds this morning after a fight over a cab in an apartment complex parking lot turned violent, police said. Washington County Sheriff's Department Investigator Ryan Shifflet said David Arthur Pinkney was stabbed at about 12:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Oak Ridge Apartments on Downsville Pike, south of Hagerstown. He said no charges have been filed in the incident. Pinkney, 50, and Anita Marie McBride, 35, both of the Midtown Motel in Hagerstown, were alone fighting over the late arrival of a cab when the stabbing occurred, Shifflet said.
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By HEATHER KEELS | May 28, 2008
Woman sentenced in embezzlement case A Hagerstown woman was given a suspended 18-month jail sentence after she pleaded guilty to embezzling almost $90,000 from her former employer over a period of about a year and a half, according to court records. Lisa Ann Casto, 48, of 13927 Kellen Drive, must undergo 18 months of supervised probation and complete 125 hours of community service by Sept. 15, Washington County District Judge Ralph France ruled Tuesday. Casto was a part-time employee in the payroll department of Hagerstown-based Culligan-Stoner Enterprises Inc. when the company's owner noticed an unauthorized deposit, according to charging documents filed by Hagerstown Police Detective Patricia Moulton.
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