June 28, 2006
HARFORD COUNTY WOMAN 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 Peggy
Fowler-Sanders of the 2800 block of Churchville Road, Churchville,
Maryland. The filing of charges follows a joint investigation conducted
by the Insurance Fraud Division of the Maryland Insurance Administration
and the Office of the Attorney General.
In a two-count criminal information filed in the
Circuit Court for Harford County, Fowler-Sanders, 45, was charged
fraudulent documentation and statements to G.E. Insurance Solutions
in support of an insurance claim and stealing approximately $16,800.00
in insurance proceeds. The charges allege that Fowler-Sanders,
from December 2002 through February 2005, received, forged and
cashed her late father’s disability checks.
If convicted, Fowler-Sanders 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.