Baltimore City Woman Indicted for Fraud and Felony
BALTIMORE, MD (October 28, 2008) - Attorney General Douglas F.
Gansler announced today that Edana Gerald, 35, of Baltimore City,
was indicted in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County for insurance
fraud and felony theft.
On June 14, 2006, Ms. Gerald was in an automobile accident. The
charges allege that on June 30, 2006, Ms. Gerald submitted a forged
document reporting she had missed 37.5 hours of work at the Maryland
Department of Juvenile Services. The forged documents, along with
a demand for $697.75 from each for lost wages, were submitted to
two insurance companies in support of Ms. Gerald’s claims.
An investigation revealed that Ms. Gerald did not miss any of the
time that she claimed.
Felony theft is punishable by a maximum sentence of 15 years incarceration
and a $25,000 fine. Felony insurance fraud is punishable by a maximum
sentence of 15 years incarceration and a $10,000 fine. No trial
date has been set.
The indictment follows a joint investigation by the Insurance Fraud
Division of the Maryland Insurance Administration and the Office
of the Attorney General. A criminal charge is merely an accusation
of wrongdoing and the defendant is presumed innocent unless the
State proves she is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.