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Former O.C. Humane Society Director Arrested for Theft

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WEST OCEAN CITY, Md.- The former director of the Ocean City Humane Society is facing theft charges in connection with three separate cases, the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday.

Authorities said that over the course of the past five months, WCBI detectives have been conducting multiple investigations into the activities of 33-year-old Meggin Lynn McKnight of West Ocean City. According to police, in February the Humane Society reported that someone had been removing nominal amounts of cash from a cash box in the office. A covert investigation led detectives to identify McKnight- who was the then director of the Humane Society- as the suspect. She was subsequently charged with four counts of theft less than $100 and theft scheme under $1,000. 

In the second case, a fundraiser was held at the Crab Alley restaurant in West Ocean City. The benefit raised approximately $230, as well as various supplies to assist with the running of the animal shelter. Police said the money and supplies were given to McKnight; however, only the supplies were ever turned over to the shelter. McKnight was then charged with theft less than $1,000.

In the third case, fundraisers were held in October and December of 2011 at the Paws and Claws store in West Ocean City. Police said approximately $240 in funds were given to McKnight who never turned the funds over to the shelter. In this case, McKnight was charged with one count of theft less than $100, one count of theft less than $1,000 and theft scheme less than $1,000.

McKnight was employed by the Ocean City Humane Society for approximately four years, authorities said. 

All three cases are currently active in the District Court of Maryland.

Anyone with information which may relate to these cases is asked to call the WCBI at (410) 352-3476.

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