Carroll inmate charged in theft from Baugher's 2 former employees are also charged

December 23, 1992|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

A Baltimore County man serving time in the Carroll County Detention Center on other convictions was placed on $250,000 bail yesterday on new charges of stealing more than $79,000 in cash from Baugher's Enterprises in June and August.

Ryan Lamont Magruder, 23, of the first block of Richmar Road in Owings Mills, was charged with breaking into the company office while it was open on June 29, and stealing between $13,000 and $20,000.

Additional counts of theft and conspiracy were lodged against him in the incident.

Magruder faces similar charges of stealing more than $66,500 cash on Aug. 26 from the same office.

According to court records, Magruder, along with Tia Gibbons and Michael Cartwright, both former Baugher's employees, drove to the office in the 1200 block of Baugher Road. At least one of them entered a conference room, hid under a table until other employees left, then entered the office and took money from the safe, court records say.

After the second incident, in which money was taken from the safe and from a bank deposit bag, state police received a tip that led to the three arrests, police said.

Police arrested Mr. Cartwright, 20, of the 2000 block of Old Westminster Pike in Finksburg, on burglary, theft and conspiracy charges yesterday. He was being held on $10,000 bail.

Ms. Gibbons, 20, of the same address as Magruder in Owings Mills, was charged with burglary, theft and conspiracy. She was released on $5,000 unsecured bond.

Both Mr. Cartwright and Ms. Gibbons had worked for Baugher's, but neither worked there at the time of the thefts, Marjorie Baugher, a company official, said yesterday.

Since the thefts, the company has installed new security equipment, Mrs. Baugher said.

When employees leave the office, a deadbolt lock and an alarm system are activated, and iron bars have been placed on the windows, she said.

State police Tfc. John Wisniewski, who investigated the thefts, said none of the money was recovered.

Magruder had a drivers license in the name of Brian Lamont Magruder and had numerous addresses in Baltimore, Reisterstown and the Westminster area, Trooper Wisniewski said.

Officials at the detention center said Magruder is serving a two-year sentence for convictions for theft and driving with a revoked license.

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