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


June 13, 2001 Media Inquiries: Sean Caine 410-576-6357

D.C. COP SENTENCED IN INSURANCE SCAM

Baltimore - Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr., announced today that James Wesley Warren, Jr., 34, of Capitol Heights and a Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer, was ordered to serve two years of unsupervised probation and to pay court costs as a result of an Attempted Felony Theft charge.

Warren pleaded guilty on April 9, shortly before the State rested its case after presenting testimony and documentation during Warren’s Insurance Fraud and Attempted Felony Theft trial. According to the facts presented at the trial, Warren was involved in an automobile collision in Prince George’s County in May 1999. He hired a personal injury attorney in Oxon Hill and sought medical treatment for his injuries. Warren submitted bogus lost wage forms to Geico Insurance Company. Evidence showed that Warren was working at the Police Department as an investigator and at a part-time job during the time period listed on the lost wage forms. His claim for $4,697.20 in wages was denied.

The charges followed a joint investigation conducted by the Insurance Fraud Division of the Maryland Insurance Administration, the Maryland State Police and the Office of the Attorney General.

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