UPDATE: Former Snow Hill employee convicted in theft scheme of over $100k
A former Snow Hill employee will spend time behind bars, after she pleaded guilty to her role in stealing over $100,000 from the town.
The Maryland Office of the State Prosecutor says on Friday, 32-year-old Erica Holland, former account clerk for the Town of Snow Hill, pleaded guilty to theft over $100,000 in the Worcester County Circuit Court. The charge stems form incident that happened between August 2014 and April 2017, while Holland was employed as a Snow Hill account clerk.
During that time, Holland stole approximately $169,100 for the town. Holland apparently was involved in a theft scheme where she would steal cash that she collected from citizens and alter sewer town of snow hill
and leachate invoices in the accounting records to cover her theft. Authorities say her scheme resulted in 237 separate thefts of cash during her employment with the town. Analysis of four separate bank accounts in either her or her husband's name reveled that she made 344 ATM cash deposits totaling over $114,000 during that time.
The 32-year-old was sentenced to 15 years in prison with all but five years of that sentence suspended.
Sate Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt says, "Town employees who handle public money hold a position of trust and betrayal of that trust is intolerable."