Trial scheduled for former school board member charged with fraud

A former city school board member and city government worker who is accused of lying about his resume will be tried in court on fraud charges this fall.

Anthony A. Hamilton, 35, who resigned from the school board as well as from the city's Health Department last August, used another man's Social Security number and student identification number to pretend to have degrees he didn't earn, prosecutors said in charging documents.

Hamilton, who faces six fraud-related charges, was arraigned on Monday and has a trial scheduled for Oct. 27. His attorney could not be reached for comment.

Hamilton said he held a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, but university officials said he was never awarded a degree, and records indicate he was never a student.

Hamilton had worked in the city Health Department as its education coordinator for the Office of Youth Violence Prevention until his resignation. Hamilton had been employed by the city since 2008 and earned a salary of $52,200, according to city records.

The Maryland State Board of Education is responsible for vetting all candidates for the city school board. Officials with the board said after Hamilton's resignation that it would change its vetting protocols for school board members. He had been appointed to the school board in June 2013.

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