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For Immediate Release
November 29, 2006
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Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

FORMER INSURANCE AGENT CHARGED WITH FELONY INSURANCE FRAUD AND THEFT

Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today the filing of felony insurance fraud and felony theft charges against Jerry M. Culpepper, 56, former insurance agent and owner of the Culpepper Insurance Agency located in the 6700 block of Belair Road. The indictment follows a joint investigation by the Insurance Fraud Division of the Maryland Insurance Administration and the Office of the Attorney General.

In a twenty-one-count criminal indictment filed in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, Culpepper was charged with misappropriating approximately $13,700.00 in insurance premiums from numerous clients who had been insured by the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund. The alleged thefts occurred between February of 2004 and February of 2005.

If convicted, Culpepper 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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