Bookkeeper Sentenced to 3 Years for Embezzling over $236,000 from Client, Elementary School PTA and Cub Scout Pack

July 18, 2008

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Angela E. Hiltz, age 43, of Mt. Airy, Maryland, today to three years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release for bank fraud, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. Judge Bennett ordered Hiltz to pay $236,722.58 in restitution and also ordered that she be taken into custody immediately to begin serving her sentence.

According to her guilty plea, 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. The loss to the client’s account totaled $177,970. Hiltz also made unauthorized personal purchases on her employer’s credit card account totaling $3,738.70.

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 $29,244.10.

Hiltz used the embezzled funds to purchase Ravens’ tickets, to pay bills and to furnish a home in Little River, South Carolina.

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.


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