PRINCESS ANNE — The disgraced former manager of the Town of Princess Anne is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday, Sept. 7 for felony theft of more than $100,000.
Deborah K. Hrusko, who remains free on personal recognizance, was found guilty in May by a Somerset County jury of theft and theft scheme for diverting cash deposits into her personal bank account for nearly two years starting in 2018.
On the first Friday in January 2020 there was $1,000 in cash from the police department taken to the town office for depositing, but when the employee tasked with receiving the envelope returned to work Monday it was empty and Hrusko said she had come in over the weekend and handled it.
That started an investigation and audit which led to Hrusko being fired by the Town Commissioners. According to court testimony, for calendar year 2019 there were no cash deposits made when receipts showed $71,885.56 was received.
All told there was $100,748.93 unaccounted for.
A pre-sentence investigation was ordered by senior Carroll County Circuit Court Judge Raymond E. Beck and it has been filed for his consideration and review by State’s Attorney Wess Garner and Public Defender Arch McFadden.
Also filed was the sentencing guidelines worksheet, and based on Hrusko having no prior criminal record, the guidelines range from probation to two years.