NEWS RELEASE
Office of Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr.


June 6, 2001 Media Inquiries: Sean Caine 410-576-6357

CURRAN ANNOUNCES INSURANCE FRAUD INDICTMENT

Baltimore - Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr., announced today the indictment of Sandra R. Alford, of Lanham, on charges of insurance fraud and felony theft. In a four-count indictment filed in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Alford was charged with submitting false documentation in support of a disability claim and theft of over $125,000 in workers’ compensation benefits between May of 1988 and January of 2000.

The indictment follows a joint investigation conducted by the Insurance Fraud Division of the Maryland Insurance Administration, the Office of the Attorney General and the Maryland State Police. If convicted of insurance fraud or felony theft, Alford could be sentenced to serve 15 years in prison on each count.

An indictment is merely an accusation of wrongdoing and every individual is presumed innocent until the charges are proven by the state. No trial date has been set.

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