A former employee of the University of Maryland was indicted Tuesday for two counts of theft, according to a release from Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy.
The University of Maryland Police Department’s investigation uncovered that Lisa Schuetz — a resident of Severn, Maryland — abused her authority while working at the university to defraud the school between 2016 and 2020, the release said. Schuetz has been accused of stealing over $1.1 million from the university.
Schuetz worked in this university’s engineering school, according to The Diamondback’s salary guide.
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If convicted, Schuetz may face up to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $25,000, according to the state’s attorney office.
“This is a very serious crime and I wanted to send a very strong message today that economic crimes are serious. They have serious consequences,” Braveboy said during a Facebook livestream on Wednesday, after the indictment was announced.
Schuetz was indicted on one count of theft over $100,000 and another count of theft between $1,500 and $250,000.
A UMPD representative was not immediately available for comment.