Bookkeeper Convicted of Embezzling over $232,000 from Client, Elementary School PTA and Cub Scout Pack
Baltimore, Maryland - Angela E. Hiltz, age 43, of Mt. Airy, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to bank fraud, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
According to the plea agreement, from 2006 to 2007, Angela Hiltz was employed as a full time bookkeeper by a firm which provided accounting services to other businesses. From June 2006 to April 2007, Hiltz embezzled funds from one of the firm’s clients, forging the signature of her employer, who was the authorized signer on the account, on 35 checks. In addition, Hiltz volunteered to act as treasurer for a Howard County elementary school PTA and for a Cub Scout Pack and embezzled money from them as well. Total losses to the Cub Scout Pack caused by Hiltz were $23,233 and to the PTA were $23,599. The loss to client’s account totaled $185,420. Hiltz also made unauthorized personal purchases on her employer’s credit card account totaling $3,738.70. Hiltz used the embezzled funds to purchase Ravens’ tickets, to pay bills and to furnish a home located in Little River, South Carolina.
When confronted by her employer in April 2007, Hiltz admitted the embezzlements and promised to pay restitution. She made similar promises to the president of the PTA and the Scoutmaster for the Cub Scout troop. To date, Hiltz has not paid any restitution. Payment of restitution is part of the plea agreement and is expected to be ordered at sentencing
Hiltz faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett has scheduled sentencing for May 29, 2008 at 1:30 p.m.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for their investigative work. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant United States Attorney Kathleen O. Gavin, who is prosecuting the case.