Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Maurio B. Anderson, a former probate clerk in Chesapeake Circuit Court, will serve one year in prison for embezzling from his office. In December, he pleaded guilty to two counts of felony embezzlement.
Court documents indicate that Anderson handled probate matters between June 1, 2009 and May 16, 2011. His job was to collect fees and taxes from people interested in opening estates and recording wills.
In May 2011, a state audit realized that 397 probate files were missing cash receipts, which totaled $24,166. The Circuit Judge sentenced Anderson to 10 years in prison with all but one suspended, and ordered him to pay $24,500 in restitution.
See Scott Daugherty, Former Chesapeake Clerk Guilty of Embezzlement, HamptonRoads.com, Mar. 27, 2013.