CLEVELAND — Two Cleveland Municipal Court employees have each been indicted on a theft in office charge, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason announced Thursday.
Glenn Webb, 53, of Cleveland, and Aisha Muhammad, 50, of Euclid, are accused of stealing approximately $5,000 in fines and court costs.
The workers were charged following an investigation by Cleveland police, which uncovered a scheme involving the two taking money from traffic court violators and minor offenders between January 30, 2009, and June 7, 2010.
After the municipal court magistrate would impose fines, Webb, a court bailiff, would allegedly collect money from the offenders without giving them a receipt.
Unfortunately for the offenders, the money was never turned over to the court system.
Prosecutors say Muhammad, who worked as a clerk, would then record that the fines were being dismissed. She was indicted on 11 additional felony counts of tampering with evidence for each person whose record she altered.
Mason on Thursday released the following statement regarding the indictments:
“It takes an incredibly bold criminal to steal directly from the Municipal Court System. These two individuals will be held accountable just like the defendants that they processed on a daily basis.”
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