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Former Chestertown official pleads guilty to theft

Former Chestertown official pleads guilty to theft

An 82-year-old former Chestertown councilwoman pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing funds she managed as treasurer of the Eastern Shore chapter of the Maryland Municipal League. Mabel Mumford-Pautz entered her plea to felony theft in Cecil County and immediately repaid the $44,900 she admitted stealing between September 2008 and February 2014, according to the Maryland state prosecutor's office. Cecil County Circuit Judge Keith A. Baynes sentenced Mumford-Pautz to five years in jail but suspended the sentence and imposed three years of probation. "Ms. Mumford-Pautz held a position of trust and violated that trust," State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt said in an interview....