Former Ocean City hotel employee sentenced on theft charges
SNOW HILL, Md. – A Berlin man was sentenced on Friday, following his conviction on theft scheme charges earlier this summer.
51-year-old Richard Perry was sentenced to seven years with all but 14 months suspended. Perry was convicted of theft scheme over $100,000 in the Worcester County Circuit Court back in July.
The charges stem from an investigation that began in 2018 after management at the Castle in the Sand Hotel reported to police that an employee had stolen thousands of dollars from the hotel between 2015 and 2018. An extensive forensic records audit revealed that while employed at the hotel, Perry stole more than $162,000 by taking cash payments and depositing them into his personal bank account.
Sentencing was postponed to allow Perry time to gather the significant amount of restitution owed to the victim. As part of the plea, Perry forfeited more than $30,000 seized by the Ocean City Police Department, as well as an additional $30,000 in restitution to continue repayment to the victim.
Perry will also be on five years of probation on release, and was ordered to pay the rest of the restitution through the Department of Parole and Probation.