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Posted on: February 25, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Frederick Man Charged With Theft Scheme (CID)

A Frederick man has been charged with a theft scheme following an investigation

On April 29, 2015 the Frederick Police Department received a report from the Fraternal Order of Eagles regarding an internal theft that had been occurring at the club located in the 200 Block of E Patrick Street.

Due to the complexity of this case the investigation was assigned to Det. Curt Lege of the Criminal Investigation Division. During this investigation a suspect was identified as John Robert Murtaugh. Murtaugh was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and worked for the organization as a trustee.

The subsequent investigation revealed that during his time in this position Murtaugh had stolen money from the organization during a period of 19 months. The total amount stolen during this theft scheme was over $8,000.00.

On February 23, 2016 Murtaugh was charged by a District Court Criminal Summons for this theft.

Suspect:

John Robert Murtaugh Sr.
DOB: 05/12/1952
5000 Blk Robin Court
Frederick, MD 21703

Charges:
(1) Count - Theft Scheme $1,000 - $10,000

Case #: 2015-033988
Investigator: Det. Curt Lege
Author: Sgt. Aaron Lapp 301-600-6390

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