October 20, 2006
HARFORD COUNTY WOMAN CONVICTED OF
FELONY INSURANCE FRAUD
Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that Peggy
Fowler-Sanders, 45, of Churchville,
guilty in Harford County Circuit Court to felony insurance fraud.
Ms. Fowler-Sanders had been charged with submitting false information
to an insurance company and stealing approximately $16,800.00 in
insurance proceeds. The Honorable William O. Carr sentenced Fowler-Sanders
to five years’ incarceration, suspended that sentence and
placed her on two years of supervised probation. Additionally,
the Court ordered Fowler-Sanders to pay appropriate restitution.
a statement of facts presented by the prosecutor, the Court learned
that Fowler-Sanders, from December 2002 through
2005, received, forged, and cashed her late father’s bimonthly
disability checks. On several occasions during that period, she
had indicated to the insurance company that her deceased father
was still living with her.
The conviction follows a joint investigation conducted by the
Office of the Attorney General, the Insurance Fraud Division of
the Maryland Insurance Administration, and the Maryland State Police.