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For Immediate Release
July 28, 2003
Contact: Sean Caine, 410-576-6357
scaine@oag.state.md.us

BALTIMORE CITY POLICE OFFICER CHARGED
WITH INSURANCE FRAUD

Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr., announced today the filing of criminal insurance fraud charges against Lawrence A. Brunt, Jr., a police officer employed by the Baltimore City Police Department. In a four count criminal indictment filed in the Circuit Court for Frederick County, Officer Brunt was charged with making false and misleading statements in support of an insurance claim that he had filed with State Farm Insurance Companies.

The charges allege that between February 22, 2002 and February 26, 2002, Officer Brunt made oral representations that he knew to be false and misleading in support of an insurance claim for more than $3,800. If convicted of felony insurance fraud, Officer Brunt could be sentenced to serve 15 years in prison and fined $10,000.

The indictments and criminal information follow a joint investigation conducted by the Insurance Fraud Division of the Maryland Insurance Administration 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.

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