PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Officials announced that three Prince George’s County Police officers have been arrested for an alleged insurance fraud scheme.
Cpl. Mark Johnson, Cpl. Candance Tyler and Cpl. Michael Owen were charged with three counts of insurance fraud and other related crimes.READ MORE: Owusu Leads No. 8 Maryland Women Past Purdue 86-71
Authorities said allegations include filing false police reports and insurance claims to fraudulently obtain funds from insurance companies and financial institutions.
Johnson has been with the department since July 2007 and Tyler has been an officer since October 2011. Both have been suspended without pay since April 2020.
In addition, Owen is currently in custody and has been charged with second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, first-degree assault and use of a firearm in the commission of a crime. He is a 10 year veteran of the department and has been suspended without pay since January 2020.READ MORE: Anonymous Donor Pledges to Match Donations Up To $1,000 To Help Replace Stolen Salvation Army Red Kettle
Officials said additional officers have been charged from Anne Arundel County, Fairmont Heights and Maryland Park Police.
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