Maryland Needs A Centralized Fraud Detection System, Franchot SaysComptroller Peter Franchot is calling for Maryland to establish a centralized fraud detection center to protect state agencies from would-be scams.
'If Something Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is': Officials Urging Shoppers To Be Careful While Online Shopping This Holiday SeasonWhat can you do to avoid becoming a victim of these scams?
Baltimore County Officer Facing Charges For Allegedly Seeking & Accepting Bribes For Falsely Certifying Completion Of Firearm TrainingA Baltimore County Police Officer has been charged with allegedly seeking and taking bribes to falsely certify that applicants for Maryland's handgun qualifying license and carry permits had completed the required training, officials announced Tuesday.
Anne Arundel County Police Dispatcher Charged For Defrauding CountyAn Anne Arundel County Police Department dispatcher was charged for sick leave fraud, the department said Monday.
Gov. Hogan's Former Chief Of Staff Roy McGrath Indicted On Fraud And Embezzlement ChargesGov. Larry Hogan's former chief of staff, Roy McGrath, was indicted on federal fraud charges Tuesday after he received a severance payment of more than $200,000 to leave another state job, and allegedly represented that Hogan had approved it.
Three Maryland Men Facing Federal Charges Related To $2.7M Unemployment Fraud SchemeA federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging three Maryland men on federal charges related to a scheme to receive more than $2.7 million in unemployment benefits.
Eastern Shore Resident Sentenced To 66 Months In Federal Prison For Conspiring To Sell More Than $3.5M In Stolen Goods & Tax FraudA U.S. District Judge sentenced 36-year-old Saurabh Chawla, of Aurora, Colorado to 66 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release on federal charges of conspiracy, interstate transportation of stolen goods, and tax evasion.
2 Philadelphia Men Sentenced In $2.4M Fraud Scheme Targeting Linthicum CompanyA federal judge on Tuesday sentenced two Philadelphia men for conspiring to scam a Linthicum company out of $2.4 million.
Fraudsters Claimed Up To $2 Billion In Unemployment Benefits, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot SaysMaryland state Comptroller Peter Franchot on Wednesday estimated that about $2 billion in federal and state unemployment funds distributed during the pandemic were fraudulently obtained.
Ex-Senior NASA Employee Gets 18 Months For Pandemic FraudA former senior NASA employee who cheated the government out of nearly $275,000 in pandemic-related financial assistance has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Ex Office Administrator Charged For Defrauding Over $700K From Employer, Social Security Fraud And Tax EvasionA 57-year-old Grasonville woman is facing federal charges for wire fraud, social security fraud, identity theft and tax evasion, the Maryland States Attorney's Office said.
Maryland State Police Warns Residents Of Fraud Scheme Using State Police Barrack NumberMaryland State Police at the JFK Highway Barrack are warning Marylanders of a fraud scheme using the barrack phone number.
Maryland Flags Over 500K Unemployment Claims In 6 WeeksMaryland officials have detected more than a half million potentially fraudulent new unemployment insurance claims in the last six weeks and they’re warning Marylanders to watch out for scams.
Maryland Detects Over 500K Potentially Fraudulent Unemployment Claims In Last 6 WeeksThe Maryland Department of Labor announced Monday that the department has detected 508,000 fraudulent new unemployment insurance claims since the beginning of May.