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For Immediate Release
May 14, 2002
Contact: Sean Caine, 410-576-6357

EX-INSURANCE AGENT PLEADS GUILTY TO THEFT
FROM SENIOR CITIZENS

Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr., announced today that Gerald Miller, Jr., 39, of Baltimore, entered guilty pleas to two counts of felony theft and one count of misdemeanor theft today in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County. Miller had been charged in a 22-count criminal indictment with misappropriation of insurance premium payments and theft of money.

In a statement of facts presented by the prosecutor, the court learned that Miller was terminated from his employment as an insurance agent for United America Insurance Company on July 30, 2001. During the months that followed, Miller went to several former clients and purported to be collecting premium payments for Medicare supplemental insurance when, in reality, he was keeping the money for himself. It was revealed that Miller stole over $5,300 from three senior citizens between the ages of 84 and 94 years old.

Judge John Grason Turnbull, II, found Miller guilty and ordered that a pre-sentence investigation of Miller’s background be conducted by the Division of Parole and Probation. Judge Turnbull scheduled sentencing for July 25, 2002.

The convictions follow a joint investigation by the Insurance Fraud Division of the Maryland Insurance Administration and the Office of the Attorney General.

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