Finksburg, MD woman charged with stealing $60,000 from dentist

A Finksburg woman is facing six charges after allegedly stealing more than $60,000 from her employer by paying herself for overtime hours she never worked and making personal purchases on a business credit card.

Tiffany Ann Collins, 30, of the 3000 block of Old Westminster Pike, has been charged with three counts of theft scheme $10,000 to under $100,000, two counts of theft less than $1,000 and one count of theft scheme $1,000 to under $10,000.

Collins is being held at the Carroll County Detention Center without bond. She is scheduled to appear in court on May 8.

On Aug. 7, Maryland State troopers responded to a dental office in the 1000 block of Washington Road in Westminster for a report of a theft scheme.

The owner of the office told police that she recently discovered Collins, who worked as the office’s manager since July 2009, had been paying herself for overtime hours she didn’t work.

When the owner confronted Collins about it, Collins claimed it was a mistake, according to court documents.

The owner then attempted to review statements for a business credit card that was issued to Collins, but found most of the statements missing from the file. The ones that the owner could locate showed purchases unrelated to business for expenses such as television and cellphone accounts.

Police then obtained a handwritten statement from one of Collins’ co-workers who said Collins asked to come over to talk on Aug. 5.

Collins told her co-worker that the office’s owner found out Collins had been paying herself for overtime hours not worked, but didn’t think that the owner knew that Collins had been paying her BGE and television bills through the office, according to court records.

The co-worker said Collins also told her that when purchasing business supplies at stores such as Target, she would also buy personal supplies without telling the owner or paying the office back.

When interviewed by police, Collins said she paid herself for overtime hours not worked because she felt she worked those hours due to business related phone calls and time spent at the office after hours, according to court documents.

She also admitted using the business credit card for BGE and several other bills as her money got tight.

The total amount that Collins allegedly stole from the dental office is $60,894.40 over a seven-month period, according to court documents.

source: http://donyaoneto.com/business/finksburg-woman-charged-with-stealing-60000-from-employer

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Collins has a lengthy arrest record including numerous driving expenses and a breach of probation.  Here is the court record from her embezzlement trial:

Circuit Court of Maryland
Case Information
Court System: Circuit Court for Carroll County – Criminal System
Case Number: 06K12042469
Title: State of Maryland vs Tiffany Ann Collins
Case Type: Information Filing Date:03/08/2012
Case Status: Closed/Inactive
Case Disposition: Guilty Disposition Date:06/21/2012

Defendant Information

(Each Alias, Address, and Attorney for the Defendant is displayed)

Name: Collins, Tiffany Ann
Race: Caucasian
Sex: FHeight:Weight:0DOB:01/21/1982
Address: 3043 Old Westminster Pike
City: FinksburgState:MDZip Code:21048
Address: 1385 N. Main Street
City: HampsteadState:MDZip Code:21074
Attorney(s) for the Defendant
Name: Hecker, Esq, Fred S
Appearance Date: 07/26/2012
Removal Date: 07/14/2014
Practice Name: Miller & Hecker LLC
Address: 75 East Main St
City: WestminsterState:MDZip Code:21157 – 5026
Name: Bauhof, Esq, W Bradley
Appearance Date: 05/21/2015
Practice Name:
Address: 2333 Baltimore Boulevard
City: FinksburgState:MDZip Code:21048

Court Scheduling Information
Event Type: Arraignment/Initial Appearance Notice Date:
Event Date: 03/14/2012Event Time:01:30 PM
Result: Cancelled/Vacated Result Date:03/14/2012

Event Type: Bail review Notice Date:
Event Date: 03/14/2012Event Time:01:30 PM
Result: Held/Concluded Result Date:03/14/2012

Event Type: Criminal Pre-Trial Conference Notice Date:
Event Date: 05/03/2012Event Time:08:59 AM
Result: Held off the Record Result Date:05/04/2012

Event Type: Criminal Court Trial Notice Date:
Event Date: 05/08/2012Event Time:09:00 AM
Result: Postponed Result Date:03/16/2012

Event Type: Criminal Pre-Trial Conference Notice Date:
Event Date: 05/22/2012Event Time:09:00 AM
Result: Postponed/Reset Result Date:04/16/2012

Event Type: Criminal Pre-Trial Conference Notice Date:
Event Date: 05/23/2012Event Time:09:00 AM
Result: Held off the Record Result Date:05/23/2012

Event Type: Criminal Motions Notice Date:
Event Date: 05/29/2012Event Time:09:00 AM
Result: Postponed Result Date:05/29/2012

Event Type: Criminal Jury Trial Notice Date:
Event Date: 06/20/2012Event Time:09:00 AM
Result: Cancelled/Vacated Result Date:06/15/2012

Event Type: Plea Hearing Notice Date:
Event Date: 06/21/2012Event Time:09:00 AM
Result: Held/Concluded Result Date:06/21/2012

Event Type: Arraignment/Initial Appearance Notice Date:
Event Date: 05/21/2015Event Time:01:30 PM
Result: Cancelled/Vacated Result Date:05/21/2015

Event Type: Bail review Notice Date:
Event Date: 05/21/2015Event Time:01:30 PM
Result: Held/Concluded Result Date:05/21/2015

Event Type: Violation of Probation Hearing Notice Date:
Event Date: 07/13/2015Event Time:09:00 AM
Result: Held/Concluded Result Date:07/13/2015

Charge and Disposition Information

(Each Charge is listed separately. The disposition is listed below the Charge)

Charge No: 1CJIS Code:1 0633Statute Code:CR.7.104
Charge Description: Theft-Scheme: $10,000 To Under $100,000
Offense Date From: 01/01/2010To: 08/01/2010
Arrest Tracking No: 07-7006-00085-3Citation:
Charge Amend No: 0Sentence Version:0Charge Class:F

Disposition

Plea: Not Guilty with agreement, statement of facts. Plea Date:06/21/2012
Disposition: Guilty Disposition Date:06/21/2012

Jail

Life/Death:
Jail Term: Yrs:6Mos:0Days:0Hours:0
Suspended Term: Yrs:5Mos:8Days:21Hours:0
UnSuspended Term: Yrs:0Mos:3Days:9Hours:0
Jail Text: 6 Years DOC Suspend all but 100 days CCDC (10 days of incarceration and balance to be served on Home Detention thru CCDC). Defendant to report to CCDC on 7/12/12 at 9:00a.m.

Probation

Probation: Yrs:Mos:Days:Hours:
Supervised : Yrs:5Mos:0Days:0Hours:0
UnSupervised : Yrs:0Mos:0Days:0Hours:0

Fine

Fine Amt: 0Fine Suspended Amt:0Fine Due:First Pmt Due:

Community Work Service

Hours: Complete By:
Report To:
Report Date:

Charge No: 2CJIS Code:1 0633Statute Code:CR.7.104
Charge Description: Theft-Scheme: $10,000 To Under $100,000
Offense Date From: 01/01/2010To: 08/01/2010
Arrest Tracking No: 07-7006-00085-3Citation:
Charge Amend No: 0Sentence Version:0Charge Class:F

Disposition

Plea: Plea Date:
Disposition: Nolle Prosequi Disposition Date:06/21/2012

Charge No: 3CJIS Code:1 0632Statute Code:CR.7.104
Charge Description: Theft-Scheme: $1000 To Under $10,000
Offense Date From: 01/01/2010To: 08/01/2010
Arrest Tracking No: 07-7006-00085-3Citation:
Charge Amend No: 0Sentence Version:0Charge Class:F

Disposition

Plea: Plea Date:
Disposition: Nolle Prosequi Disposition Date:06/21/2012

Charge No: 4CJIS Code:1 0633Statute Code:CR.7.104
Charge Description: Theft-Scheme: $10,000 To Under $100,000
Offense Date From: 01/01/2010To: 08/01/2010
Arrest Tracking No: 07-7006-00085-3Citation:
Charge Amend No: 0Sentence Version:0Charge Class:F

Disposition

Plea: Plea Date:
Disposition: Nolle Prosequi Disposition Date:06/21/2012

Charge No: 5CJIS Code:1 0621Statute Code:CR.7.104
Charge Description: Theft: Less $1,000 Value
Offense Date From: 01/01/2010To: 08/01/2010
Arrest Tracking No: 07-7006-00085-3Citation:
Charge Amend No: 0Sentence Version:0Charge Class:M

Disposition

Plea: Plea Date:
Disposition: Nolle Prosequi Disposition Date:06/21/2012

Charge No: 6CJIS Code:1 0621Statute Code:CR.7.104
Charge Description: Theft: Less $1,000 Value
Offense Date From: 01/01/2010To: 08/01/2010
Arrest Tracking No: 07-7006-00085-3Citation:
Charge Amend No: 0Sentence Version:0Charge Class:M

Disposition

Plea: Plea Date:
Disposition: Nolle Prosequi Disposition Date:06/21/2012

Sentencing Net Totals
Serve Time: Yrs:0Mos:3Days:9Hours:0
Probation : Yrs:5Mos:0Days:0Hours:0
Fine Amount: 0Fine Due Date:CWS Hours:0Credit Time Served:0

Judgment Information
MONEY RESTITUTION
ORIGINAL RESTITUTION
Judgment Against:
Collins, Tiffany Ann
Judgment in Favor of:
CNA,
Judgment Entered Date: 06/21/2012 Other Fee: $0.00
Amount of Judgment: $10,000.00 Service Fee: $0.00
PreJudgment Interest: $0.00 Witness Fee: $0.00
Appearance Fee: $0.00 Attorney Fee: $0.00
Filing Fee: $0.00 Total Indexed Judgment: $10,000.00

Related Person Information

(Each Person related to the case other than the Defendant is shown)

Name:Lexington National Insurance Corp
Party Type:Bond Remitter/Bondsman
Address:P.O. Box 6098
City: Lutherville State:MDZip Code:21094

Name:DeCorse, Bondsman, Deborah
Party Type:Bond Remitter/Bondsman
Address:205 Eastern Blvd
City: Baltimore State:MDZip Code:21094

Name:Pretrial Services
Party Type:Interested Party
Address:211 Greenwood Ave
City: Westminster State:MDZip Code:21157

Name:State Of Maryland
Party Type:Plaintiff
City: State:Zip Code:

Attorney(s) for the Related Person
Name: DeLeonardo, Esq, Brian L
Appearance Date: 12/01/2014
Address: 55 North Court Street
City: Westminster State:MDZip Code:21157
Name: Barnes, Esq, Jerry F
Removal Date: 12/01/2014
Address: 55 North Court Street
City: Westminster State:MDZip Code:21157

Name:CNA
Party Type:Restitution Payee
Address:1249 South River Road
Address:3rd Floor
City: Cranbury State:NJZip Code:08512

Name:Rowe, Holly
Party Type:Probation Agent
Address:Parole And Probation
Address:101 N Court Street
City: Westminster State:MDZip Code:21157

Document Tracking

(Each Document listed. Documents are listed in Motion No./Sequence No. order)

Doc No./Seq No.: 1/0
File Date: 03/08/2012Entered Date:03/08/2012
Document Name: Criminal Information

Doc No./Seq No.: 2/0
File Date: 03/09/2012Entered Date:03/09/2012
Party Type: Defendant Party No.:1
Document Name: Bench Warrant Issued

Doc No./Seq No.: 3/0
File Date: 03/13/2012Entered Date:03/13/2012
Document Name: Sealed/Secret Status Removed on 03/13/12

Doc No./Seq No.: 4/0
File Date: 03/13/2012Entered Date:03/13/2012
Document Name: Criminal Notice of Hearing/Trial Issued

Doc No./Seq No.: 5/0
File Date: 03/13/2012Entered Date:03/13/2012
Document Name: Sheriff’s Return – Warrant

Doc No./Seq No.: 7/0
File Date: 03/14/2012Entered Date:03/15/2012
Party Type: DefendantParty No.:1
Document Name: Defense Attorney Appearance Filed
Fred S Hecker

Doc No./Seq No.: 8/0
File Date: 03/14/2012Entered Date:03/15/2012
Document Name: Pre-Trial Services Bail Review Report (Confidential)

Doc No./Seq No.: 9/0
File Date: 03/14/2012Entered Date:03/15/2012
Document Name: Commitment Pending Further Action Issued

Doc No./Seq No.: 10/0
File Date: 03/14/2012Entered Date:03/15/2012
Document Name: Bail Bond Set ($10,000 unsecured)

Doc No./Seq No.: 10/1
File Date: 03/15/2012Entered Date:03/15/2012
Document Name: Bail Bond – Unsecured

Doc No./Seq No.: 11/0
File Date: 03/14/2012Entered Date:03/15/2012
Document Name: Release from Commitment Issued

Doc No./Seq No.: 12/0
File Date: 03/15/2012Entered Date:03/15/2012
Document Name: Order for PreTrial/Hearing Supervision
CC: PTS, Deft

Doc No./Seq No.: 13/0
File Date: 03/15/2012Entered Date:03/16/2012
Party Type: Defendant Party No.:1
Document Name: Motion to Suppress Evidence and Statements

Doc No./Seq No.: 14/0
File Date: 03/15/2012Entered Date:03/16/2012
Party Type: Defendant Party No.:1
Document Name: Demand for speedy trial

Doc No./Seq No.: 15/0
File Date: 03/15/2012Entered Date:03/16/2012
Party Type: Defendant Party No.:1
Document Name: Attorney Appearance

Doc No./Seq No.: 16/0
File Date: 03/26/2012Entered Date:03/26/2012
Party Type: Defendant Party No.:1
Document Name: Criminal Notice of Hearing/Trial Issued

Doc No./Seq No.: 18/0
File Date: 03/29/2012Entered Date:03/29/2012
Document Name: Order for Pre-Trial Conference

Doc No./Seq No.: 19/0
File Date: 03/30/2012Entered Date:03/30/2012
Document Name: Criminal Notice of Hearing/Trial Issued
Event: Criminal Pre-Trial Conference, Scheduled: 05/22/2012, Time: 09:00AM
PARTIES:
Barnes, Jerry, Esq
Hecker, Fred, Esq

Doc No./Seq No.: 20/0
File Date: 04/13/2012Entered Date:04/16/2012
Party Type: Plaintiff Party No.:1
Document Name: State’s Discovery Pursuant to Rule 4-263

Doc No./Seq No.: 21/0
File Date: 04/13/2012Entered Date:04/16/2012
Party Type: Plaintiff Party No.:1
Document Name: State’s answer to Deft’s Motions pursuant to Md Rules 4-251 & 4-252

Doc No./Seq No.: 22/0
File Date: 04/13/2012Entered Date:04/16/2012
Party Type: Plaintiff Party No.:1
Document Name: Request for Discovery

Doc No./Seq No.: 23/0
File Date: 04/16/2012Entered Date:04/16/2012
Document Name: Criminal Notice of Hearing/Trial Issued
Event: Criminal Pre-Trial Conference, Scheduled: 05/03/2012, Time: 09:00AM
PARTIES:
Barnes, Jerry, Esq
Hecker, Fred, Esq

Doc No./Seq No.: 25/0
File Date: 04/25/2012Entered Date:04/26/2012
Party Type: Plaintiff Party No.:1
Document Name: State’s Continuing Discovery

Doc No./Seq No.: 26/0
File Date: 05/04/2012Entered Date:05/04/2012
Document Name: Pre-Trial Conference Results

Doc No./Seq No.: 27/0
File Date: 05/17/2012Entered Date:05/17/2012
Document Name: Criminal Notice of Hearing/Trial Issued
Event: Criminal Pre-Trial Conference, Scheduled: 05/23/2012, Time: 09:00AM
PARTIES:
Barnes, Jerry, Esq
Hecker, Fred, Esq

Doc No./Seq No.: 28/0
File Date: 05/23/2012Entered Date:05/23/2012
Document Name: Pre-Trial Conference Results

Doc No./Seq No.: 30/0
File Date: 05/29/2012Entered Date:05/30/2012
Document Name: PreTrial Services Supervision Summary

Doc No./Seq No.: 31/0
File Date: 05/30/2012Entered Date:05/30/2012
Party Type: Defendant Party No.:1
Document Name: Criminal Notice of Hearing/Trial Issued

Doc No./Seq No.: 32/0
File Date: 06/15/2012Entered Date:06/15/2012
Document Name: Criminal Notice of Hearing/Trial Issued
Event: Plea Hearing, Scheduled: 06/21/2012, Time: 09:00AM
PARTIES:
Barnes, Jerry, Esq
Collins, Tiffany
Hecker, Fred, Esq

Doc No./Seq No.: 33/0
File Date: 06/21/2012Entered Date:06/21/2012
Document Name: PreTrial Services Supervision Summary

Doc No./Seq No.: 35/0
File Date: 06/21/2012Entered Date:06/21/2012
Party Type: Defendant Party No.:1
Document Name: Waiver of Rights

Doc No./Seq No.: 36/0
File Date: 06/21/2012Entered Date:06/21/2012
Document Name: Documents submitted in Court to Judge (Re: Mitigation)

Doc No./Seq No.: 37/0
File Date: 06/21/2012Entered Date:06/21/2012
Document Name: Commitment Pending Further Action Issued

Doc No./Seq No.: 38/0
File Date: 06/21/2012Entered Date:06/21/2012
Document Name: Order for Probation

Doc No./Seq No.: 39/0
File Date: 06/21/2012Entered Date:06/21/2012
Document Name: Judgment Indexed on 06/21/12

Doc No./Seq No.: 40/0
File Date: 06/21/2012Entered Date:06/21/2012
Document Name: Invoice Sent

Doc No./Seq No.: 41/0
File Date: 06/21/2012Entered Date:06/21/2012
Document Name: Commitment Record Issued

Doc No./Seq No.: 43/0
File Date: 07/26/2012Entered Date:07/26/2012
Party Type: Defendant Party No.:1
Document Name: Attorney Appearance Terminated
Fred S Hecker

Doc No./Seq No.: 44/0
File Date: 07/26/2012Entered Date:07/27/2012
Document Name: Reopen/Modification

Doc No./Seq No.: 45/0
File Date: 07/26/2012Entered Date:07/27/2012
Party Type: Defendant Party No.:1
Document Name: Motion for Modification of Sentence

Doc No./Seq No.: 45/1
File Date: 08/02/2012Entered Date:08/03/2012
Party Type: Plaintiff Party No.:1
Document Name: Answer to Defendant’s Motion for Modification of Sentence

Doc No./Seq No.: 46/0
File Date: 08/06/2012Entered Date:08/06/2012
Document Name: Order that modification be held sub-curia pending hearing request. CC:SAO and
Atty Hecker

Doc No./Seq No.: 47/0
File Date: 07/26/2012Entered Date:08/06/2012
Party Type: Defendant Party No.:1
Document Name: Defense Attorney Appearance Filed
Fred S Hecker

Doc No./Seq No.: 48/0
File Date: 06/24/2014Entered Date:06/25/2014
Party Type: Probation Agent Party No.:1
Document Name: Supervision Summary Informative New Arrest

Doc No./Seq No.: 49/0
File Date: 07/14/2014Entered Date:07/14/2014
Document Name: Order of Court: No action at this time pending adjudication of the new charges
CC: SAO, P&P, Deft

Doc No./Seq No.: 50/0
File Date: 05/12/2015Entered Date:05/12/2015
Party Type: Probation Agent Party No.:1
Document Name: Petition for Violation of Probation – Request for Warrant

Doc No./Seq No.: 51/0
File Date: 05/13/2015Entered Date:05/13/2015
Document Name: Order of Court to issue no bond bench warrant
Copies to State, Defendant, Probation

Doc No./Seq No.: 52/0
File Date: 05/13/2015Entered Date:05/13/2015
Party Type: Defendant Party No.:1
Document Name: Bench Warrant Issued

Doc No./Seq No.: 53/0
File Date: 05/21/2015Entered Date:05/21/2015
Document Name: Criminal Notice of Hearing/Trial Issued
Event: Arraignment/Initial Appearance, Scheduled: 05/21/2015, Time: 01:30PM
PARTIES:
State Of Maryland,

Doc No./Seq No.: 54/0
File Date: 05/21/2015Entered Date:05/21/2015
Document Name: Criminal Notice of Hearing/Trial Issued
Event: Bail review, Scheduled: 05/21/2015, Time: 01:30PM
PARTIES:
State Of Maryland,

Doc No./Seq No.: 55/0
File Date: 05/21/2015Entered Date:05/21/2015
Document Name: Criminal Notice of Hearing/Trial Issued
Event: Violation of Probation Hearing, Scheduled: 07/13/2015, Time: 09:00AM
PARTIES:
Rowe, Holly
DeLeonardo, Brian, Esq
Collins, Tiffany

Doc No./Seq No.: 56/0
File Date: 05/21/2015Entered Date:05/21/2015
Document Name: Sheriff’s Return – Warrant Served on May 20, 2015

Doc No./Seq No.: 58/0
File Date: 05/21/2015Entered Date:05/21/2015
Document Name: Notice to the Warden

Doc No./Seq No.: 59/0
File Date: 05/21/2015Entered Date:05/21/2015
Document Name: Bail Bond Set at $5000 fully secured

Doc No./Seq No.: 59/1
File Date: 05/21/2015Entered Date:05/26/2015
Party Type: Bond Remitter/Bondsman Party No.:1
Document Name: Bail Bond Posted/Professional
Filed by BND001-DeCorse, BND002-Lexington National Insurance Corp

Doc No./Seq No.: 60/0
File Date: 05/21/2015Entered Date:05/21/2015
Party Type: Defendant Party No.:1
Document Name: Defense Attorney Appearance Filed
W B Bauhof

Doc No./Seq No.: 61/0
File Date: 05/21/2015Entered Date:05/21/2015
Document Name: Pre-Trial Services Bail Review Report

Doc No./Seq No.: 62/0
File Date: 05/21/2015Entered Date:05/21/2015
Document Name: Release from Commitment Issued

Doc No./Seq No.: 63/0
File Date: 05/21/2015Entered Date:05/21/2015
Party Type: Bond Remitter/Bondsman Party No.:1
Document Name: Affidavit of Surety Issued

Doc No./Seq No.: 64/0
File Date: 05/26/2015Entered Date:05/26/2015
Document Name: Criminal Notice of Hearing/Trial Issued
Event: Violation of Probation Hearing, Scheduled: 07/13/2015, Time: 09:00AM
PARTIES:
Pretrial Services,
DeCorse, Deborah, Bondsman
Lexington National Insurance Corp,

Doc No./Seq No.: 65/0
File Date: 05/26/2015Entered Date:05/26/2015
Document Name: Order for PreTrial/Hearing Supervision CC: SAO, DEF, DEF ATTY, PTS

Doc No./Seq No.: 66/0
File Date: 05/26/2015Entered Date:05/26/2015
Document Name: Defense Attorney Entry of Appearance Filed – W. Bradley Bauhof, Esquire

Doc No./Seq No.: 67/0
File Date: 05/26/2015Entered Date:05/26/2015
Party Type: Defendant Party No.:1
Document Name: Defendant’s Request for Discovery and Motion to Produce Documents

Doc No./Seq No.: 68/0
File Date: 05/27/2015Entered Date:05/27/2015
Document Name: Criminal Notice of Hearing/Trial Issued
Event: Violation of Probation Hearing, Scheduled: 07/13/2015, Time: 09:00AM
PARTIES:
Bauhof, W, Esq

Doc No./Seq No.: 69/0
File Date: 06/05/2015Entered Date:06/05/2015
Party Type: Plaintiff Party No.:1
Document Name: Correspondence (Re: Discovery)

Doc No./Seq No.: 71/0
File Date: 07/13/2015Entered Date:07/13/2015
Document Name: Supervision Summary

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