City worker, 3 others women arraigned in theft

March 10, 1994|By From Staff Reports

A Baltimore public works employee and three other women were arraigned yesterday on theft and conspiracy charges stemming from an alleged scheme that involved stealing a batch of blank checks from a city vault.

Janet Zientak, 28, who works for the city's Public Works Department, was arrested in January and indicted last month.

Also arraigned yesterday in Baltimore Circuit Court were her sister, Josephine Garcia, 27; Linda Gail Boggs, 35; and Marcella Madera, 44, prosecutors said.

Harry Maris, 47, who was indicted on similar charges, has nobeen arrested.

City workers discovered the scheme in January when they realized that someone had slipped into the payroll vault, taken a dozen checks and started cashing them for amounts ranging from $8,000 to $12,000.

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