Crime Watch


January 05, 2007

Bookkeeper charged with stealing funds

A federal grand jury in Baltimore yesterday indicted a 33-year-old bookkeeper from Silver Spring on charges that he stole more than $100,000 from the companies where he worked on a temporary basis.

According to the indictment and other court documents, Raheim Jackson worked as a temporary bookkeeper or financial officer at several area companies, including the Rosen Group in Baltimore and Maxim Healthcare Services, which in Columbia.

FOR THE RECORD - A Crime Watch item in the Maryland section yesterday about the indictment of a man for a murder in September misstated the location of North Dukeland Street. It is in West Baltimore.
The Sun regrets the error.

The indictment alleges that a review of company bank statements in July 2003 showed that a series of checks was stolen from the controller's office at Rosen Group. Prosecutors accused Jackson of using at least 27 of those checks to obtain cash, pay personal bills and purchase a Lexus. The total losses exceeded $127,000, according to prosecutors.

From May to October 2005, according to the indictment, Jackson worked at Maxim Healthcare Services and embezzled $5,201.

Jackson, who is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court for arraignment Jan. 12, would face a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison if convicted.

Matthew Dolan

Ex-researcher guilty in porn case

A former researcher at the National Institutes of Health pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore to possession of child pornography, the U.S. attorney's office said.

Dr. McClellan Walther, 52, of Gaithersburg used his NIH e-mail to order videos of child pornography from a catalog sent by undercover federal agents in 2004 and 2005, according to a statement of facts presented in court. On Feb. 23, 2005, a postal inspector delivered the videos to Walther's home. After the delivery, federal agents entered Walther's home and found one video in a videocassette recorder and other videos from the opened package. Walther's home computer was seized. On it were found more than 600 images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Sentencing is set for March 30. Walther could be sentenced to a maximum of 10 years in prison.

Associated Press

Man indicted in Sept. killing

A Baltimore grand jury has indicted a man in a September killing in East Baltimore.

Kevin Parker, 24, of the 1300 block of Poplar Grove St. is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 31 on first-degree murder charges related to the Sept. 28 death of Sultan Mathews-Bey, the city state's attorney's office said

Prosecutors said Parker and another person - armed with handguns - entered a house in the 1200 block of N. Dukeland St. During a struggle over a gun, Mathews-Bey was shot in the head, according to prosecutors.

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