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
NARRATIVE: 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.
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