May 14, 2002
Sean Caine, 410-576-6357
AGENT PLEADS GUILTY TO THEFT
FROM SENIOR CITIZENS
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.
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.
John Grason Turnbull, II, found Miller guilty and ordered that a
pre-sentence investigation of Millers background be conducted
by the Division of Parole and Probation. Judge Turnbull scheduled
sentencing for July 25, 2002.
convictions follow a joint investigation by the Insurance Fraud
Division of the Maryland Insurance Administration and the Office
of the Attorney General.