Baltimore Police Officer on Wrong Side of Law Following Insurance Fraud Charges

October 18, 2004

Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr., announced the filing of criminal insurance fraud charges against Tamira Thompson, a police officer employed by the Baltimore City Police Department. The indictment follows a joint investigation conducted by the Insurance Fraud Division of the Maryland Insurance Administration and the Office of the Attorney General.

In an eight (8) count criminal indictment filed in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, Thompson was charged with making false and misleading statements (in support of an insurance claim she had filed with Progressive Insurance Company,) attempted felony theft, and making a false statement on an application for insurance.

The charges allege that between Oct. 15, 2003 and Nov. 20, 2003 Thompson made oral representations and presented documents that she knew to be false and misleading in support of an insurance claim for an automobile accident. Thompson is also accused of making a false statement related to her residential address on her application for automobile insurance.

If convicted of felony insurance fraud, Thompson could be sentenced to serve 15 years in prison and fined $10,000. If convicted of attempted felony theft Thompson could be sentenced to serve 15 years in prison and fined $1,000.

No trial date has been set.

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