October 13, 2004
CITY POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH INSURANCE FRAUD
Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr., announced today the filing
of criminal insurance fraud charges against Tamira Thompson, a
police officer employed by the Baltimore City Police Department.
The indictment follows a joint investigation conducted by the Insurance
Fraud Division of the Maryland Insurance Administration and the
Office of the Attorney General. In an eight (8) count criminal
indictment filed in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, Officer
Thompson was charged with making false and misleading statements
(in support of an insurance claim she had filed with Progressive
Insurance Company,) attempted felony theft, and making a false
statement on an application for insurance.
The charges allege that between October 15, 2003 and November
20, 2003 Ms. Thompson made oral representations and presented documents
that she knew to be false and misleading in support of an insurance
claim for an automobile accident. Thompson is also accused of making
a false statement related to her residential address on her application
for automobile insurance.
If convicted of felony insurance fraud, Thompson could be sentenced
to serve 15 years in prison and fined $10,000. If convicted of
attempted felony theft Thompson could be sentenced to serve 15
years in prison and fined $1,000.
A criminal indictment or criminal information is merely an
accusation of wrongdoing, and every individual is presumed
the charges are proven by the State. No trial date has been