Towson Insurance Agent Convicted of Felony Fraud
MD ( December 8, 2009) - Attorney General Douglas
F. Gansler announced today that Carl Meil, Jr., 74, of Towson,
was sentenced today on a single count of felony insurance fraud.
Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge John Turnbull, II imposed
a six month suspended sentence, five years probation, $294,617
restitution and a $30,000 fine.
The investigation revealed that as part of his responsibilities
as a Maryland agent of The Hartford Insurance Company, Meil received
premium payments from his commercial clients and forwarded these
payments to The Hartford. In October 2007, Meil began to keep the
premium checks for himself. By April 2008, Meil withheld roughly
$380,000 in premium payments. After admitting that he owed money
to The Hartford, he sent the company several checks. Those checks
In making today’s
announcement, Attorney General Gansler thanked Assistant Attorney
General Benjamin Harris for his work
on the case. This conviction follows a joint investigation by the
Insurance Fraud Division of the Maryland Insurance Administration,
the Maryland State Police and the Office of the Attorney General.