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Former University of Maryland Employee Indicted

A former University of Maryland employee has been indicted on charges of theft totaling $1.1 million from the university, the Washington Post reports.

It adds prosecutors allege that the employee, Lisa Schuetz, "abused her official position and purchasing authority" at the University of Maryland. She has been charged with one theft of over $100,000 and others ranging between $1,500 and $250,000 to total more than $1 million over the course of four years, according to the Post.

WTOP adds that Schuetz held various roles in the engineering department during her two decades there, including as a director in the mechanical engineering department. It notes that she left the University of Maryland in 2020 and the Post adds that her new position was as a grants and contracts analyst for the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University.

Fox 5 Washington DC adds that, if convicted, Schuetz faces up to 20 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

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