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Former Animal Society shelter leader sent to jail for theft

Former Animal Society shelter leader sent to jail for theft

A former president and treasurer of the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County who admitted stealing nearly $40,000 from the nonprofit to pay for a pink golf cart, airline tickets and personal legal expenses has been sentenced to 18 months in jail, according to the Howard County prosecutor’s office.

Robin Deltuva, 45, pleaded guilty in April to a single count of theft between $10,000 and $100,000.

At a hearing earlier this month, Howard County Circuit Court Judge Richard S. Bernhardt suspended all but nine months of Deltuva’s sentence, which will be served in the county jail. She also was ordered to repay $38,584.33 she took.

When she is released from the county...

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