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Former Howard County Employee Indicted on Charges Including Fraud, Theft

The Glen Burnie woman assumed a false identity, the attorney general's office reported.

A former Howard County employee will appear in Howard County Circuit Court. (Credit: Elizabeth Janney)
A former Howard County employee will appear in Howard County Circuit Court. (Credit: Elizabeth Janney)
A Howard County grand jury indicted a former county employee on charges of identity fraud, felony theft scheme and public assistance fraud, Attorney General Doug Gansler announced Thursday.

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.

Adam R May 30, 2014 at 12:11 PM
Put her in jail for 10 years and the public loses twice as much. Her penalty should be she has to work off the debt in a way the Government sees fit for all parties!

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