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For Immediate Release
June 28, 2005
Media Contact:
Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

TOWSON INSURANCE AGENT CHARGED WITH FELONY INSURANCE FRAUD AND THEFT


Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today the filing of felony insurance fraud and felony theft charges against Danette Michelle Carter, 31, a former insurance agent who had been employed by the HBW Insurance Agency in Towson. The indictment follows a joint investigation by the Insurance Fraud Division of the Maryland Insurance Administration and the Office of the Attorney General. The owner of the Agency originally reported the suspected thefts to the Maryland Insurance Administration.

In a nineteen-count criminal indictment filed in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, Carter (whose last known address was in the 4800 block of Clifton Avenue in Baltimore County) was charged with misappropriating approximately $6,000.00 in insurance premiums from ten clients of the insurance agency where she worked. The alleged thefts occurred between August of 2003 and October of 2004.

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

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