Frederick Woman Pleads Guilty in Fundraiser Theft Scheme

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A Frederick woman who was accused of organizing a fundraiser for a co-worker’s ailing child and siphoning proceeds of the event for personal use pled guilty in Frederick County Circuit Court September 22nd to “benefiting from the fundraiser,” according to authorities. Thirty-two-year-old Jessica Ann Jeffries also pled guilty to attempted theft at her subsequent post at Mattress Warehouse.

The scheme involving the sick child occurred at Crowley Micrographics, according to documents filed in Frederick County Circuit Court. In response to management inquiries about the state of Crowley’s fiscal affairs, Jeffries is said to have told a co-worker that the organization would soon discover “some money missing” and indicated that she intended to seek a new job. Representatives from Crowley alerted the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office in December, and Deputy First Class Jeff Norris initiated an investigation into the financial irregularities first noticed by the company.

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