Woman pleads guilty to theft from Mount Airy repair shop

March 12, 1996|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

A Frederick County woman accused of stealing more than $6,000 from a Mount Airy automotive repair shop pleaded guilty to felony theft yesterday in Carroll Circuit Court.

In return for her plea, Anne Marie Delligatti, 30, of the 2800 block of Hawks Hill Lane in Keedysville was granted probation before judgment by Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. She was placed on three years of unsupervised probation, was ordered to make $2,424 in restitution within 90 days and agreed to perform 125 hours of volunteer community service within the next year in Washington County.

The woman was a receptionist and bookkeeper at York Automotive for at least 21 months, from April 1993 to January 1995, according to court records.

In February 1995, Ed York, the repair shop owner, told state police that varying amounts, totaling more than $6,000, had not been deposited to the business account at the bank while she was employed.

A subsequent audit showed that bank deposit slips during the period frequently were for smaller amounts than should have been collected in daily receipts, or that checks for invoices on repair work to the woman's car never were deposited to the company bank account, court records showed.

At other times, according to court records, money that should have been collected in cash was never deposited.

Prosecutors agreed to drop 19 related charges against the woman as part of the plea agreement.

Pub Date: 3/12/96

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