Criminal Fraud Cases

Since 2011, more than 371 fraud cases have been investigated by the MIA and prosecuted through the offices of local State’s Attorneys. Many of those cases resulted in criminal convictions, jail time, and fines. The Courts also ordered the defendants to pay more than $1 million in restitution to the insurance carriers and individuals impacted by the fraudulent activity.

Maryland's Criminal Insurance Fraud Summary:
Calendar Year
Criminal Prosecution
Fines
Restitution
Total
2011
70
$6,145
$236,032
$242,177
2012
89
$8,470
$206,721
$215,191
2013
55
$4,500
$75,644
$80,144
2014
35
$1,500
$37,788
$39,288
2015
30
$500
$71,259
$71,759
2016
43
$2,000
$67,145
$69,145
2017 ​37 ​$1,515 ​$264,232 ​$265,747
2018​* ​12 $1,642​ $103,939​ $105,581​
Total
371
$26,272
$1,077,373
$1,103,645
 ​​* Through June 30, 2018.
 

 Criminal Fraud Cases

 

2018

 


Jamar Marlyn Jones of Baltimore, Maryland
Between February 2013 and December 2013, Jamar Jones filed more than 25 fictitious damage claims with 14 different insurers. Jones recruited family members and friends to file claims with the various insurers claiming that they struck his vehicle and they were at fault.  The accomplices would tell the insurers that their vehicles were not damaged but Jones’ vehicle did sustain damage resulting in insurance company payouts for the alleged damage. Jones would then keep the monies paid and not have his vehicle repaired. On November 28, 2017, Jones was indicted, in Harford County Circuit Court, and charged with multiple counts of Insurance Fraud, Theft-Scheme, Theft-Felony, and Conspiracy to Commit Theft. Jones pled guilty to one count of Theft-Scheme and he was sentenced to 10 years of incarceration and given 5 years of supervised probation. As a special condition of his probation, the court ordered Jones to pay restitution in the amount of $85,761 to the insurers impacted by his fictitious claims.
         
Ivonette Amisial of Salisbury, Maryland
Amisial was charged with one count each of Insurance Fraud, Attempt Theft, and Hindering for alleging she was injured when a vehicle drove into a business in Salisbury, MD. Store surveillance video clearly showed that Amisial had not been injured by the collision but had placed herself in the debris after the accident and then claimed injury.  Amisial pled guilty to Insurance Fraud and the court sentenced her to five months and 29 days of incarceration and three years supervised probation.  She was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,010.

Osmar Rivera-Umana of Hyattsville, Maryland
Mr. Rivera-Umana was charged with Insurance Fraud for submitting a false oral statement in support of a fictitious collision claim by claiming vehicle damage that occurred prior to the effective date of his policy.  The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office allowed the case to be placed on the STET (inactive) docket and the court ordered Rivera-Umana to complete 36 hours of community service. The carrier denied Rivera-Umana’s claim and he never received payment.
 
Pamela Fowler of Glen Burnie, Maryland
Fowler was charged with Insurance Fraud for submitting false documentation in support of a fictitious homeowners claim by claiming damage to personal property that was later determined to have not been damaged. Fowler confessed that she lied to the carrier when she told them that she suffered a loss to personal property as a result of a water leak. Her property was not damaged as she had previously stated. Fowler pled guilty to Insurance Fraud and the court sentenced her to 18 months of supervised probation and a $500 fine.
 
Henry Bailey of Windsor Mill, Maryland
Bailey was charged in with two counts of Insurance Fraud and one count of Making a False Statement to a Police Officer for submitting a false oral statement in support of a fictitious vehicle theft claim by claiming his vehicle was stolen from his home address. Bailey later confessed that he knew his vehicle had not been stolen prior to making his claim. Bailey pled guilty to one count of Insurance Fraud and was sentenced to probation before judgment (PBJ), one year unsupervised probation and a $1,000 fine.
 
Barbara Bailey of Windsor, Maryland
Bailey was charged with two counts of Insurance Fraud and one count of Making a False Statement to a Police Officer for submitting a false oral statement in support of a fictitious vehicle theft claim by claiming her vehicle was stolen from her home address. Bailey later confessed that she knew the vehicle had not been stolen prior to making her claim. The Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office dismissed the charges as a result of a plea agreement with Barbara Bailey’s co-defendant, and husband, Henry Bailey.
 
Andrea Diggs of Windsor Mill, Maryland
Diggs was charged in Baltimore County with two counts of Felony Insurance Fraud, Making a False Statement to a Police Officer, and Theft for submitting a false oral statement and a false document in support of a fictitious vehicle theft claim by claiming her motorcycle was stolen from her driveway. A witness confirmed that Diggs filed the false claims and that the motorcycle was never stolen. The motorcycle was later recovered at the home of Ms. Diggs’ boyfriend’s grandmother. Diggs pled guilty to one count of Insurance Fraud and was sentenced to two years in prison, all suspended, one year supervised probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $6,044.
 
Tynisha Easley Andrea Diggs of Baltimore City, Maryland
Easley was charged with Insurance Fraud for falsely alleging that she was injured as a result of a hit and run motor vehicle accident. A  witness advised the accident did not occur as reported and that Easley had not been injured. Easley pled guilty to Insurance Fraud and was sentenced to probation before judgement.
 
Joseph Fields of Randallstown, Maryland
Fields was charged with one count each of Insurance Fraud, Attempted Theft, and Making a False Statement to a Police Officer for submitting a false oral statement in support of a fictitious vehicle theft claim by claiming his vehicle was stolen from a location in Lansdowne, Maryland. Regional Auto Theft Task force investigators learned that Fields’ vehicle had been involved in a hit and run accident two days prior to his fictitious theft claim. A witness identified Fields as the driver of his vehicle and saw him flee, on foot, from the accident scene. Fields was convicted of Making a False Statement to a Police Officer and was sentenced to six months incarceration, all suspended, and given one year unsupervised probation and a $142.50 fine.
 
Eugene Vinson of Waldorf, Maryland
Vinson was charged with two counts of Insurance Fraud and multiple other charges for submitting a false oral statement and a false document in support of a fictitious vehicle theft claim by claiming he was carjacked and his vehicle was stolen from a location in Charles County, Maryland. A joint investigation between the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Fruad Unit of the Insurance Administration determined Vinson was not carjacked and his vehicle was never stolen. Vinson pled guilty to one count of Insurance Fraud and was sentenced to five years incarceration, all suspended, and five years unsupervised probation.
 
Albert Acheampong of Frederick, Maryland
Acheampong was charged with Insurance Fraud and Theft for submitting a false oral statement in support of a fictitious collision claim. Acheampong claimed damage to his vehicle that occurred as a result of a prior collision that he had previously been paid. The Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office allowed the case against Mr. Acheampong to be placed on the Stet Docket and the court ordered him to pay restitution in the amount of $3,406.27. 
 
Unus Abbai of Landover, Maryland
Abbai was charged with one count of Theft – Scheme for submitting a false document in support of a fictitious temporary total disability (TTD) claim, alleging he was injured at work and unable to continue working. As part of this settlement, Abbai was required to disclose any information regarding any work related activity or return to work while he was collecting TTD benefits.  His employer’s insurer became aware Abbai was hired as a full-time employee at another business while he was still collecting TTD benefits from them. Abbai pled guilty to Theft-Scheme and was sentenced to five years in prison, all suspended but two days and five years supervised probation. He was ordered to pay $6,717 in restitution.

2016

 
• Markia Maultsby of Catonsville, MD (Baltimore City District Court Case # 5B02307324)
Ms. Maultsby was charged with two of counts of insurance fraud for falsely making a stolen car claim. She received probation before judgement (PBJ) and was placed on supervised probation for five years. Restitution in the amount of $11,400 was ordered to be paid to the carrier.
 
• Phyllis Magwood of Silver Spring, MD (Montgomery County Circuit Court case #127512C)
Ms. Magwood was charged with five counts of insurance fraud and one count of theft-scheme for filing false disability claims. Ms. Magwood pled guilty to one count of insurance fraud and the other charges were entered Nolle Prosequi by the State. Ms. Magwood was sentenced to 18 months of incarceration, all suspended, and she was placed on five years of supervised probation. Restitution in the amount of $11,000.00 was ordered to be paid to the carrier.

• Nikeara Wilson and Troy McCray of Baltimore, MD (Baltimore City District Court #2B02129024 and 4B02075266)
Mr. McCray and Ms. Wilson were charged with insurance fraud for making a false auto injury claim. Mr. McCray and Ms. Wilson pled guilty to insurance fraud. They both received probation before judgment (PBJ) with 180 days of unsupervised probation and were ordered to perform 20 hours of community service.
 
• Debra Lowenstein of Reisterstown, MD (Baltimore County District Court # 1C00415087)
Ms. Lowenstein was charged with one count of insurance fraud for falsely reporting the loss of jewelry. The case was placed on the Stet Docket with the condition that Ms. Lowenstein pay $2,700.00 in restitution to the carrier within three years.

• Sharon Smith of Glen Burnie, MD (Prince George’s County District Court # 5E00551437)
Ms. Smith was charged with one count of felony insurance fraud for falsely reporting a hit and run accident claim. Prince George’s County Assistant State’s Attorney's Office placed the case on the Stet Docket with the condition that Ms. Smith perform 24 hours of community service within 90 days.
 
• Tashera McLain of Baltimore, MD (Baltimore City Circuit Court # 115322009)
Ms. McLain was charged with felony insurance fraud for falsely claiming her car was stolen. Ms. McLain pled guilty to one count of insurance fraud. McLain was given probation before judgment (PBJ), placed on supervised probation for six months, and ordered to perform 25 hours of community service.

• Eric DeCastro of Parkville, MD (Harford County District Court # 5R00104522)
Mr. DeCastro was charged with two counts each of insurance fraud and attempted theft for filing a fictitious bodily injury claim. Mr. DeCastro was found guilty of one count of insurance fraud and the remaining charges were placed on the Stet Docket. Mr. DeCastro was sentenced to two years of incarceration, all suspended, placed on supervised probation for one year, and fined $500.
 
• Amelia Feiler of Havre de Grace, MD (Harford County District Court # 5R00102814)
Ms. Feiler was charged with one count of felony insurance fraud and two counts of making a false statement to a police officer for falsely claiming her vehicle was stolen. Ms. Feiler took an Alford Plea to the insurance fraud charge and the other charges were entered Nolle Prosequi by the State. Ms. Feiler was sentenced to five years of incarceration, all suspended but two days, and given two years of supervised probation.
 
• Kia Dyer of Essex, MD (Baltimore County District Court # 5C00423056)
Ms. Dyer was charged with one count each of felony insurance fraud, making a false statement to a police officer, and attempted theft for making a false auto theft claim. The Baltimore County Assistant State’s Attorney's Office placed the case on the Stet Docket with the condition that Ms. Dyer perform 60 hours of community service.

• Taivon Summons of Essex, MD (Baltimore County District Court # 5C00423057)
Mr. Summons was charged with felony insurance fraud, making a false statement to a police officer, and attempted theft for making a false auto theft claim. Baltimore County Assistant State’s Attorney placed the case on the Stet Docket with the condition that Ms. Dyer perform 60 hours of community service.
 
• Susan Starliper of Sharpsburg, MD (Washington County Circuit Court # 21K15051621)
Ms. Starliper was charged with two counts of insurance fraud and one count of driving an uninsured vehicle, and for making a false auto accident claim. Ms. Starliper pled guilty to one count of insurance fraud and the other charges were entered Nolle Prosequi by the State. Ms. Starliper was sentenced to 18 months of incarceration, all suspended, and given three years of unsupervised probation, a suspended $500 fine, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $250 to the owner of the other vehicle.
 
• Candace Hendricks of Baltimore, MD (Baltimore City Circuit Court #116020018) 
Ms. Hendricks was charged with two counts of insurance fraud, two counts of intentional motor vehicle accident, and one count of conspiracy to commit theft for staging a motor vehicle accident for the purpose of filing an insurance claim. Ms. Hendricks pled guilty to one count of insurance fraud and the other charges were entered Nolle Prosequi by the State. Ms. Hendricks was given one year of unsupervised probation.
 
• Julie White of Cobb Island, MD (Charles County District Court # 0P00099995)
Ms. White was charged with one count of insurance fraud for submitting altered documents in support of an auto damage claim. The Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office allowed the case against Ms. White to be placed on the Stet Docket.
 
• Tationa Harris of Lexington Park, MD (Saint Mary’s County District Court # 5Q00061360)
Ms. Harris was charged with one count each of insurance fraud and theft for making a claim for damages that predated her auto policy. Ms. Harris pled guilty to the theft charge and the insurance fraud charge was entered Nolle Prosequi by the State. Ms. Harris was given five years of unsupervised probation. Restitution in the amount of $8,688.66 was ordered to be paid to carrier.
 
Sylvia Harris of Baltimore, MD (Baltimore Co. Circuit Court #03K15003875&77)
Ms. Harris was charged with two counts of insurance fraud, one count of theft, one count of theft scheme, and one count of conspiracy for submitting thirty-eight false disability claims. She plead guilty to the theft charge and the remaining charges were entered nolle prosequi by the State. Ms. Harris was sentenced to 4 years of incarceration (all suspended), and 5 years of supervised probation. She was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $22,700 to the carrier.
 
Terrence Counts of Baltimore, MD (Baltimore Co. Circuit Court #03K15003876) 
Mr. Counts was charged with two counts of insurance fraud, one count of theft scheme, and one count of conspiracy for submitting twenty-one false disability claims.  Mr. Counts plead guilty to theft scheme and the remaining charges were entered nolle prosequi by the State. He was sentenced to 5 years of incarceration, all suspended but 18 months, and 5 years of supervised probation. He was ordered pay restitution in the amount of $5,480.00 to the carrier.
 
Antwan Lester of Baltimore, MD (Baltimore City District Court #0B02133747)
Mr. Lester was charged with one count of insurance fraud for filing a false claim alleging a theft of property from his vehicle and submitting a false receipt as proof of ownership. Mr. Lester was found guilty of insurance fraud and given probation before judgment with 1 year of unsupervised probation. The carrier denied Mr. Lester’s claim and he never received payment.

Antwoine Cureton of Reisterstown, MD (Baltimore Co. Circuit Court #03K15003644)
Mr. Cureton was charged with three counts of felony insurance fraud and one count of theft for presenting a false lien release letter and receiving a payment that he was not entitled to. He pled guilty to one count of insurance fraud and was sentenced to 3 years of incarceration, all suspended, and placed on 18 months of supervised probation. Restitution in the amount of $13,717 was ordered to be paid to the carrier.
  
Brandon Campbell of Baltimore, MD (Baltimore Co. Circuit Court #03K16000277)
Mr. Campbell was charged with three counts of felony insurance fraud for having his attorney submit a fraudulent lost wage and salary verification form, on his behalf, in an attempt to obtain lost wages that he was not entitled to. He pled guilty to one count of insurance fraud and was sentenced to time served which amounted to approximately one month.

Lashawnda Henry of Baltimore, MD (Baltimore Co. Circuit Court #03K15005764)
Ms. Henry was charged with felony insurance fraud for making a claim for damages that predated her auto policy. She pled guilty to insurance fraud and was given probation before judgment and 2 years of unsupervised probation.

Tynai Hamlet of Baltimore, MD (Baltimore City District Court #1B02308937)
Ms. Hamlet was charged with one count of insurance fraud (false application) for submitting altered documents in order to obtain an automobile insurance policy. She pled guilty to insurance fraud and was sentenced to 18 months of incarceration, all suspended, and placed on 3 years of supervised probation.

Jasmine Berry of Baltimore, MD (Baltimore Co. District Court #6C00415106)
Ms. Berry was charged with one count of felony insurance fraud and one count of theft for falsely reporting a hit and run accident claim. She pled guilty to the theft charge and was given probation before judgment with 18 months of supervised probation. Restitution in the amount of $750 was ordered to be paid to the carrier.
  
Kevin Green of Baltimore, MD (Baltimore City Circuit Court #115358016)
Mr. Green was charged with two counts of felony insurance fraud and one count of theft for falsely reporting a hit and run accident claim. He pled guilty to one count of insurance fraud and was given probation before judgment and three years of supervised probation.  Restitution in the amount of $3,113 was ordered to be paid to the carrier.
  
Anton Payne of Baltimore, MD (Baltimore City Circuit Court #116020019)
Mr. Payne was charged with one count of felony insurance fraud, one count of intentional motor vehicle accident, and three counts of conspiracy to commit theft for staging a motor vehicle accident for the purpose of filing an insurance claim. He pled guilty to one count of insurance fraud and was sentenced to 6 months of incarceration, all suspended and placed on 3 years of supervised probation.

Jamal Lyle of Middle River, MD (Baltimore Co. Circuit Court #03K15006188)
Mr. Lyle was charged with felony insurance fraud, making a false statement to a police officer, and attempted theft for making a false auto theft claim. He pled guilty to the insurance fraud charge and was given probation before judgment with 1 year of unsupervised probation.

Ronnie Carter of Jarrettsville, MD (Harford Co. District Court #1R00105449)
Mr. Carter was charged with one count of felony insurance fraud and one count of making a false statement to a police officer for claiming that his 2001 Dodge Ram truck had been stolen. Mr. Carter was found guilty of insurance fraud and was sentenced to 18 months of incarceration, all suspended but 10 days to be served on weekends, 18 months of supervised probation, and 60 days of community service. The carrier denied Mr. Carter’s claim and he never received payment.
 
Kristy Alger of Hagerstown, MD (Washington Co. District Court #2V00093823)
Mrs. Alger was charged with one count of felony insurance fraud and one count of attempted theft, for falsely claiming to have wrecked her vehicle, when in-fact her husband intentionally struck a pedestrian with whom he had been arguing. Ms. Alger pled guilty to the attempted theft charge and was sentenced to 3 years of incarceration, all suspended but 90 days to be served on home detention, and 2 years of supervised probation. The carrier denied Ms. Alger’s claim and she never received payment.

LaShawn Price of Indian Head, MD (Charles Co. District Court #0P00100093) 
Ms. Price was charged with two counts of felony insurance fraud for falsely claiming her vehicle had been stolen after her stepson wrecked the car. Ms. Price entered an alford plea to one count of insurance fraud and was given probation before judgment with 6 months of unsupervised probation and sentenced to 2 days of community service. The carrier denied Ms. Price’s claim and she never received payment.

Anthony Smith of Salisbury, MD (Wicomico Co. District Court #3H00082764) 
Mr. Smith was charged with insurance fraud, theft, and two counts of conspiracy for falsely reporting the facts of a vehicle accident. Mr. Smith was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit insurance fraud and was sentenced to 2 years of incarceration, all suspended but 90 days and 24 months of supervised probation.  He was ordered to pay $1,195 restitution to the carrier.

Billy Jackson of Fruitland, MD (Wicomico Co. District Court #4H00082765)
Mr. Jackson was charged with insurance fraud, theft, and two counts of conspiracy for falsely reporting the facts of a vehicle accident. Mr. Jackson was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit insurance fraud and was sentenced to 2 years of incarceration, all suspended but 60 days and 24 months of supervised probation.  He was ordered to pay $1,195 restitution to the carrier.

2017

 

Thomas Wengert of Pasadena, Maryland
Mr. Wengert, an unlicensed bail bondsman, was charged with one count of operating as an unlicensed insurance agent and one count of theft for accepting payments from a victim in order to write a bond for a subject while knowing that he was not a licensed bail bondsman. Mr. Wengert pled guilty to operating as an unlicensed insurance agent and was sentenced to three-years of incarceration, suspend all but 30 days and one-year supervised probation. He was ordered to pay $350 restitution to the victim.  

Montey Davis of Baltimore, Maryland
Mr. Davis was charged with one count each of insurance fraud, theft, and theft-scheme for alleging his motorcycle was stolen and filing a false vehicle theft claim. Mr. Davis pled guilty to insurance fraud and was sentenced to one-year supervised probation. He was ordered to pay $6,687 restitution to the carrier and an additional $2,100.00 to be paid to the original owner of the motorcycle.
 
Roberto Clark of Bethesda, Maryland
Mr. Clark was charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempted theft for submitting a false oral statement in support of a fictitious collision claim by claiming vehicle damage that occurred prior to the effective date of his policy. Mr. Clark pled guilty to attempted theft and was sentenced to 18-months incarceration, suspended, and 18-months supervised probation. He was ordered to pay $500 in fines.
 
Stephanie Demery of Abingdon, Maryland
Ms. Demery was charged with one count of insurance fraud for filing a fictitious vehicle property damage claim after being involved in a hit and run vehicle collision. Ms. Demery entered an Alford Plea to insurance fraud, was found guilty, and sentenced to five-years supervised probation. She was ordered to pay $18,451 restitution to the carrier.
 
Nathaniel Carter of Baltimore, Maryland
Mr. Carter was charged with two counts of insurance fraud and attempted theft for submitting a false document in support of the fictitious towing of his vehicle. Mr. Carter pled guilty to insurance fraud and was sentenced to 18-months supervised probation.
 
Cash Philson of Baltimore, Maryland
Mr. Philson was charged with one count each of insurance fraud, making a false statement to a police officer and for a hit and run accident for alleging his vehicle was stolen and filing a false vehicle theft claim. Mr. Philson pled guilty to insurance fraud and failure to stop after an accident and was sentenced to two-years incarceration, all suspended, and 18-months of supervised probation. He was ordered to pay $7647.35 restitution to the carrier.
 
Michelle Patterson of Baltimore, Maryland
Ms. Patterson was charged with one count of insurance fraud for submitting a false document in support of a fictitious lost wage claim, alleging she was injured and missed time from work. Ms. Patterson pled guilty to insurance fraud and was sentenced to one-year incarceration, all suspended, and was given one-year year of supervised probation.
 
Joseph Glardon of Mardela Springs, Maryland
Stacy Hall of Severn, Maryland
Mr. Glardon and Ms. Hall were both charged with one count each of insurance fraud, theft, and attempted theft for falsely claiming that Mr. Glardon was operating his vehicle and that they were both involved in a motor vehicle accident after they added comprehensive, collision, and rental coverage to Mr. Glardon’s automobile policy. Mr. Glardon pled guilty to theft and was sentenced to 18-months incarceration, suspend all but six months, and three-years supervised probation. Ms. Hall pled guilty to theft and was sentenced to 18-months incarceration, all suspended, and three-years supervised probation. Both were assessed $257.50 fines and ordered to pay $399.97 restitution to the carrier.
 
Lovrico Johnson of Frederick, Maryland
Mr. Johnson, a bail bondsman, was charged with multiple counts of failure to return premiums, misappropriating premiums, and theft for knowingly failing to return money and premiums paid for an insurance policy (bail bond) contracted but not provided and for unreasonably withholding those funds. Mr. Johnson pled guilty to failure to return premiums and was sentenced to 10-years incarceration, suspend all but three-years, and three-years supervised probation pending his release. He was ordered to pay $11,459 restitution to the victims.
 
James Herbert of Temple Hills, Maryland
Mr. Herbert, an insurance agent, was charged with one count each of insurance fraud, theft scheme, attempted theft and obtaining personal identifying information without consent for writing and submitting several fraudulent insurance policies and collecting commissions from those false policies. Mr. Herbert pled guilty to theft scheme and was sentenced to 18-months incarceration, all suspended, and five-years supervised probation. He was ordered to pay $1,066 restitution to the carrier.
 
Akia Reid of Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Ms. Reid was charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempted theft for alleging her vehicle was stolen and filing a false vehicle theft claim. The case against Ms. Reid was placed on the Stet (inactive) docket. Ms. Reid withdrew her claim and she never received payment.
 
Jerry Harris of Frederick, Maryland
Mr. Harris was charged with two counts of insurance fraud and one count of making a false statement to a police officer for alleging his vehicle was stolen and filing a false vehicle theft claim. Mr. Harris pled guilty to making a false statement to a police officer and was sentenced to 60-days incarceration. The carrier denied Mr. Harris’ claim and he never received payment.
 
Lovrico Johnson of Frederick, Maryland
Mr. Johnson, a bail bondsman, was charged with multiple counts of acting as an insurance producer without a license, failure to return premiums, misappropriating premiums, and theft for knowingly failing to return money and premiums paid for an insurance policy (bail bond) contracted for but not provided and for unreasonably withholding those funds from a victim. Mr. Johnson pled guilty to acting as an insurance producer without a license and was sentenced to five-years incarceration, suspend all but 18 months. He was ordered to pay $6,700 in restitution to the victim and pay a $145 fines.
 
Jamall Brown of Baltimore, Maryland
Mr. Brown was charged with insurance fraud for submitting a false document in support of a fictitious lost wage claim, alleging he was injured and missed time from work. Mr. Brown pled guilty to insurance fraud and was sentenced to a Probation Before Judgement (PBJ) with one-year of unsupervised probation. The carrier denied Mr. Brown’s claim and he never received payment.
 
Lovrico Johnson of Frederick, Maryland
Mr. Johnson, a bail bondsman, was charged with acting as an insurance producer without a license and failure to return premiums for knowingly failing to return money and premiums paid for an insurance policy (bail bond) contracted for but not provided and for unreasonably withholding those funds from the victim. Mr. Johnson pled guilty to failure to return premiums and was sentenced to five-years incarceration, suspend all but three-years and three-years supervised probation. He was ordered to pay $2,500 restitution to the victim.

Brandon Lane of Baltimore, Maryland
Mr. Lane was charged with one count of insurance fraud for alleging his vehicle was stolen and filing a false vehicle theft claim. Mr. Lane pled guilty to insurance fraud and was sentenced to six-months incarceration, suspend all but 30 days, and one-year supervised probation. Fnes were assessed in the amount of $300.00.
 
Daniella Noamessi of Laurel, Maryland
Ms. Noamessi was charged with one count each of insurance fraud, application fraud, and attempted theft for submitting a false oral statement in support of a fictitious collision claim. Ms. Noamessi claimed damage to her vehicle that occurred as a result of a prior collision that she had previously been paid. Ms. Noamessi pled guilty to application fraud and was given a PBJ with 18-months of unsupervised probation.
 
Jesse Carter, III of Baltimore, Maryland
Mr. Carter III was charged with four counts of filing a false claim of an accident, two counts of insurance fraud, and one count each of attempted theft and false statement to an officer for falsely alleging that he and two co-defendants were injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Video evidence proved the accident was staged and that all three subjects were not in the vehicle when the collision occurred. Mr. Carter III pled guilty to one count of filing a false claim of an accident and was given a PBJ with three-years supervised probation. He was ordered to pay a $165 fine.
 
Jesse Carter Jr. of Baltimore, Maryland
Mr. Carter Jr. was charged with four counts of filing a false claim of an accident, two counts of insurance fraud, and one count each of attempted theft and false statement to an officer for falsely alleging that he and two co-defendants were injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Video evidence proved the accident was staged and that all three subjects were not in the vehicle when the collision occurred. Mr. Carter Jr. pled guilty to one count of filing a false claim of an accident and was given a PBJ with three-years supervised probation. He was ordered to pay a $165 fine.
 
Revander Matthews of Baltimore, Maryland
Mr. Matthews was charged with four counts of filing a false claim of an accident, two counts of insurance fraud, and one count each of attempted theft and false statement to an officer for falsely alleging that he and two co-defendant’s were injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident.  Video evidence proved the accident was staged and that all three subjects were not in the vehicle when the collision occurred.  Mr. Matthews pled guilty to one count of Filing a False Claim of an Accident and was given a PBJ with 3 years of supervised probation. He was ordered to pay a $165 fine.
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