New felony charges filed against former Princess Anne town manager
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The former Princess Anne town manager is facing new felony charges. Officials now believe she stole more than 100-thousand dollars from the town.
The original case against Deborah Hrusko was dismissed on Thursday in Somerset County District Court. This comes after a new case was filed in Circuit Court on Tuesday. The 56-year-old now facing up to 70 years in prison or 80-thousand dollars in fines.
According to court documents, an investigation into Hrusko began on January 17th after the Princess Anne Police Chief reported suspicious activity. An envelope with two-thousand dollars, belonging to the town, was apparently found empty. Around that same time, Hrusko was reportedly overheard talking about deposits she made into her personal bank account. By January 31st, investigators learned that no cash deposits had been made to the town’s bank account during the entire year of 2019.
Hrusko was originally facing two felony theft charges for allegedly stealing more than 66-thousand dollars. However, officials now say she stole more than 100-hundred thousand dollars and have charged her with four felonies and one misdemeanor. Her first court hearing is set for July 27th.
47 ABC also reached out to the attorney for Princess Anne but he referred us to Somerset County State’s Attorney Wess Garner. Garner says in a statement, “The charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.”
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