Baltimore County Woman Charged with Insurance Fraud
More than $21,000 taken in alleged scheme
Baltimore, MD (March 15, 2012) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that Katina Hutchinson, 35, of Parkville, has been charged with three counts of insurance fraud. An arraignment is scheduled in Baltimore City Circuit Court on April 27.
The charges stem from allegations that the accused filed three fraudulent insurance claims on her supplemental health policy with American Family Life Assurance Company (AFLAC) from July 15, 2011 through August 17, 2011. It is further alleged that she filed fraudulent documents in support of these claims. As a result, AFLAC issued three separate checks payable to Ms. Hutchinson, totaling $21,563.
A fraudulent insurance claim having a value of $300 or more is a felony and is punishable by a maximum sentence of 15 years incarceration and a $10,000 fine.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation of wrongdoing and the defendant is presumed innocent unless the State proves her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.