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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Worcester County Bureau Of Investigation

DATE & TIME: Thursday, May 17, 2012
Case # 12-0117
LOCATION: West Ocean City, Worcester County, Maryland
CRIME: Multiple Counts of Theft, Theft Scheme
VICTIM: Ocean City Humane Society
ACCUSED: Meggin Lynn McKnight, White Female, 7/10/1978
CHARGES: Multiple Counts of Theft, Theft Scheme

Over the course of the past five months, Detectives from the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation have been conducting multiple investigations into the activities of Meggin Lynn McKnight, the former director of the Ocean City Humane Society.

In February, 2012, the Ocean City Humane Society reported that someone had been removing nominal amounts cash from a cash box in the office. Through a covert investigation, Meggin McKnight was identified as the person responsible and was charged with four counts of Theft less that $100 and Theft Scheme under $1000.

In the second case, a fund raiser was held at the “Crab Alley” restaurant in West Ocean City. The benefit raised approximately $230.00 as well as various supplies to assist with the running of the shelter. The money and supplies were given to McKnight, however only the supplies were ever given to the shelter. Meggin McKnight was charged with Theft less than $1,000.

In the third case, fundraisers were held in October and December of 2011 at the “Paws and Claws” store in West Ocean City. Again, the funds, approximately $240.00, were given to McKnight who never turned the funds over to the shelter. Again, McKnight was charged with one count of Theft less than $100, one count of Theft less than $1,000 and Theft Scheme less than $1,000.

McKnight was employed by the Ocean City Humane Society for approximately four years.

All three cases are currently active in the District Court of Maryland.

If anyone in the community has information which may relate to these cases, please contact the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation at (410) 352-3476.


Anonymous said...

I hope the courts wipe that silly ass grin off her face.

These animals are on their last leg of survival when placed in a shelter and she steals funds that would help them.

Jail time is very much appropriate in this case.

Anonymous said...

It makes me so mad that this woman had the nerve to betray the trust of the ladies (Kenille Davies being one of them) who built that shelter from the ground up!
I hope they make her pay back the money she took 10 fold.

Anonymous said...

Disgusting!! Hope she gets time!

Anonymous said...

Really sad. Not like it was any kind of real amount of money, worst thing is the principle of it, stealing from a humane society. A shame when you see how low some people will go.

Anonymous said...

Do not smile for your driver's license picture.

Anonymous said...

Probably the reason it wasn't "any kind of real amount of money" was because she was caught early on, 10:46 because some observant person noticed money missing from the office cash box.

Anonymous said...

From the comments above, it appears that we would be wasting tax payer money to have an actual trial in this case. The news reports are based upon a police press release, and the readers above apparently subscribe to a belief that the police do not make mistakes, exaggerate, or color the facts.

Anonymous said...

Innocent until proven guilty?

Anonymous said...

Innocent until proven guilty?

May 20, 2012 5:49 PM

In a court of law, yes.

just a person said...

You have no idea who she is she isn't a bad person she made a mistake if you knew her you would know she treats those dogs the best out of everyone in that place and took better care of them than anyone. That's a fact the police would never highlight. So you can read print but to know the situation is so much different.