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For Immediate Release
October 13, 2004
Media Contact:
Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

BALTIMORE 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 innocent until the charges are proven by the State. No trial date has been set.

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