Baltimore City Police Officer Indicted
for Fraud and Attempted Theft
MD ( August 21, 2009) - Maryland Attorney General
Douglas F. Gansler announced today that Baltimore City Police
Officer Hikeem Crampton Sr., age 30 of Rosedale, Maryland,
was indicted in the Circuit Court for Frederick County for
insurance fraud and attempted felony theft. No trial date has
The charges allege that during October 4, 2008, through December
17, 2008, Crampton fraudulently claimed his Cadillac Escalade had
been stolen when, in fact, he had traded it in for another vehicle
the preceding January.
Attempted felony theft is punishable by a maximum sentence of
fifteen (15) years incarceration and a $25,000 fine. Felony insurance
fraud is punishable by a maximum sentence of fifteen (15) years
incarceration and a $10,000 fine.
The indictment follows a joint investigation by the Regional Auto
Theft Task Force, 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 his guilty
beyond a reasonable doubt.