April 14, 2003
Sean Caine, 410-576-6357
GEORGES MAN CHARGED WITH INSURANCE FRAUD
General J. Joseph Curran, Jr., announced today the filing of criminal
insurance fraud charges against Latif Abdul Khabeer of Prince Georges
County. In a three count criminal indictment filed in the Circuit
Court for Howard County on April 9, 2003, Khabeer was charged with
filing two false insurance claims and attempted theft.
charges allege that between December 26, 1998 and April 6, 1999
Khabeer filed a false insurance claim with Allstate Insurance Company
for stolen property valued at $53,500. Additional charges allege
that between June 12, 2002 and July 22, 2002 Khabeer filed a false
claim with State Farm Insurance Companies for stolen property valued
convicted, Khabeer could be sentenced to serve 15 years in prison
and fined $10,000 for each insurance fraud count; and 15 years in
prison and fined $1,000 for attempted theft.
indictments and criminal information follow 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. A criminal indictment or criminal information
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.