October 25, 2004
CHARGED WITH FILING FALSE WORKER’S COMPENSATION CLAIM
Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr., announced today the filing
of criminal theft and insurance fraud charges against Jeffrey Stevens
of Rehoboth, Delaware. In a two (2) count criminal indictment filed
in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, Stevens was charged
with making a false worker's compensation claim with Rockwood Casualty
and stealing funds from that insurer in the amount of $29,365.77.
The charges allege that from June 1997 through January 2002,
Stevens falsely obtained worker's compensation benefits
from Rockwood in
the amount of $29,365.77.
If convicted of theft, Stevens could be sentenced to serve 15
years in prison and fined $1,000. He also faces 15 years imprisonment
and a $10,000 fine if convicted on the insurance fraud count.
The indictment follows a joint investigation conducted by the
Insurance Fraud Division of the Maryland Insurance Administration,
State Police and the Office of the Attorney General. A criminal
indictment 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.