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Fruitland City Employee Arrested for Theft

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FRUITLAND, Md.- A veteran City of Fruitland employee is behind bars following accusations that he stole from the city over a two-year period.

George A. Calloway is charged with theft: $1,000-$10,000, theft scheme: $1,000-$10,000 and related offenses.

Fruitland police said Calloway's arrest stemmed from an investigation that got under way in February. According to police, the investigation revealed that Calloway, who was deputy director of the Fruitland Public Works and Utilities Department, had possession of city government property and equipment, as well as evidence that he had improperly utilized city services in excess of $8,000. The thefts occurred between 2011 and 2013, investigators said.

Police said search and seizure warrants were executed at Calloway's home and home shop where property belonging to the city was located and recovered.

As a result of the investigation, Calloway was arrested Monday on the aforementioned charges and ordered held in the Wicomico County Detention Center in lieu of $100,000 bond.

Calloway's 11-year employment with the city has also been terminated, police said.

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