Anne Arundel County authorities have been trying for three months to serve a warrant on a Glen Burnie teacher accused of stealing from a community charity.
Police encountered Pamela Fowler last month when she was issued 12 traffic citations. But for some reason, the warrant wasn't detected. The officer didn't realize sheriff's deputies had been looking for her, and Fowler was permitted to drive away.
A sheriff's office spokesman says deputies haven't been able to find Fowler.
Fowler, who lost her home to foreclosure, told the Maryland Gazette that she planned to resolve her traffic citations. She wouldn't say where she's living or why she hasn't contacted the court.
She was charged with forgery and falsifying documents and 21 counts of theft under $10,000 back in November.
The Gazette reports:
The Journey Foundation was started in 2004 at Corkran Middle by Fowler and Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Norman Evans to provide food and other assistance to children living in poverty. In its nine-year run, the program used concerts and other fundraisers to work through 11 county schools.
Members of the foundation’s board filed a police report on May 25 after finding discrepancies in the foundation’s bank account. According to the report, the board had bank records for the Journey Foundation indicating questionable electronic transactions totaling $3,779.96.
A state's attorney's office spokeswoman says that Fowler's case in a "warrant" status, so Fowler hasn't technically been notified of the charges.