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Leroy Ambush III stole $20K meant for Frederick crime victims

3:07 PM, Oct 21, 2013   |    comments
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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - A former worker in the Frederick County State's Attorney's Office has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $20,000 intended for crime victims.

Thirty-two-year-old Leroy Ambush III of Frederick pleaded guilty Monday to felony theft.

State Prosecutor Emmet Davitt says he'll recommend a six-month jail sentence at Ambush's sentencing hearing next month. The offense carries a maximum penalty of 15 years and a $15,000 fine.

Davitt says Ambush stole restitution payments intended for crime victims 56 times between February 2010 and March 2013. Prosecutors say he worked as a victim and witness coordinator.

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