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For Immediate Release
April 5, 2005
Media Contact:
Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

BALTIMORE CITY POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH FELONY INSURANCE FRAUD


Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today the filing of felony insurance fraud and attempted theft charges against Baltimore City Police Officer Eric Spilman. The filing of charges follows 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.

In a two count criminal information filed in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, Spilman was charged with making fraudulent statements to Progressive Insurance Company in support of an insurance claim and attempting to steal approximately $4000.00 in insurance proceeds. The charges allege that Mr.Spilman, of Grain Court in Baltimore County, reported to the insurance company that he was driving his vehicle when it was involved in an accident on February 19, 2005. In fact, his wife, Lori Spilman, who did not have a driver’s license and was excluded from the policy, had been driving the vehicle.

If convicted, Spilman could face up to fifteen years in prison on each count. No trial date has been set. A criminal information is merely an accusation of wrongdoing, and every individual is presumed innocent until the charges are proven by the State.
 

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