Tabitha Lynn Morgan, 37, of Glen Burnie, is a former Howard County Department of Social Services employee who is accused of assuming a false identity to obtain public assistance between June 2011 and May 2012, according to a statement from Gansler's office.
According to the statement, Morgan stole over $13,000 from the state of Maryland.
She was indicted on a theft scheme charge between $10,000 to $100,000; five counts of public assistance fraud; and identity fraud, according to online court records.
The attorney general outlined the punishments for the various charges:
- Felony theft over $10,000—maximum sentence is 15 years in jail and $15,000 fine.
- Public assistance fraud—maximum sentence is three years in jail and $1,000 fine.
- Identity theft—maximum sentence is 10 years in jail and $10,000 fine.
Morgan is scheduled to be arraignment June 27 in Howard County Circuit Court.