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AG Gansler: Harford County Woman Charged with Felony Insurance Fraud
Defendant allegedly lied about losing diamond ring

Baltimore, MD (March 21, 2014) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that Michelle Renee Tarbert, 47, of Abingdon, has been charged with one count of felony insurance fraud. Insurance fraud having a value of $300 or more is a felony punishable by a maximum sentence of 15 years incarceration and a $10,000 fine.

The investigation revealed that from April 12-26, 2013, Ms. Tarbert made false oral and written statements to Encompass Insurance Company in support of an insurance claim, which involved the supposed loss of a diamond ring.

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. The case is being prosecuted by the Insurance Fraud Unit of the Maryland Attorney General's Office, with assistance from the Maryland Insurance Administration and the Maryland State Police.


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