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Eastern Shore mayor indicted for theft

Eastern Shore mayor indicted for theft

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The mayor of Marydel has been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly using town funds for personal expenses.

Deborah Rowe allegedly took more than $61,000 between March 2012 and last May, the Office of the State Prosecutor said Wednesday.

Rowe has been charged with multiple counts of felony theft, two counts of forgery and one count each of misconduct and misappropriation by a fiduciary, according to the state prosecutors.

Rowe has served as mayor of the Caroline County town, which runs along the Maryland-Delaware border, since 2008.

“The loss of $61,000 in a small town like Marydel is a major blow to the finances of the town,” State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt said in a statement. “We will continue to vigorously pursue public officials who betray their public trust.”

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