Crime, Government

New caller ID ‘spoofing’ scam demands payments for violations

The Maryland Judiciary is warning the public about a new telephone scam that appears to originate from the Baltimore County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. The callers use a scam known as “caller ID spoofing” in which the scammers deliberately falsify the information sent to caller ID displays to hide their identity, in this case appearing as the clerk’s office. When …


Crime, Emergency Response

Fraudster solicits fire company donations in White Marsh

A repeat offender would seem to be at it again. The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company reports that a man wearing a Liberty Road Volunteer Fire Department shirt was soliciting donations at the intersection of Route 40 and Ebenezer Road on Tuesday afternoon. Advertisement This same individual has reportedly been spotted soliciting fraudulent donations several times over the past few …


BGE warns of door-to-door scammers

BGE is warning local residents to be on alert for scammers. The company says utility imposters may knock on doors offering discounts on electric bills. Advertisement “We are a regulated utility and we cannot offer discounts on our rates,” said BGE officials. “Also, we’ll never ask for your choice ID numbers on your bill.” To shop authorized suppliers, BGE customers can visit https://www.bge.com/MyAccount/MyService/Pages/MySupplierOptions.aspx.

Maryland State Police warning residents about phone scams

PIKESVILLE, MD – Maryland State Police are warning the public about a reported telephone scam in which the caller cloned a state police number and requested personal information from as part of a “criminal investigation.” A woman called the Maryland State Police on Thursday morning and reported she had received a call in which the caller ID on her phone showed …

Former BPD detective from Joppa sentenced to 18 years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD – A U.S. District Judge on Friday sentenced former Detective Daniel Thomas Hersl, 48, of Joppa, to 18 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for racketeering conspiracy and racketeering offenses, including overtime fraud, and robbery. A federal jury had previously convicted Hersl on February 12, 2018. According to evidence presented at the three-week trial, during 2015 …

Former police sergeant from Middle River sentenced to 25 years for racketeering, robberies, overtime fraud, planting evidence

Baltimore, MD – On Thursday, U.S. District Judge sentenced Sergeant Wayne Earl Jenkins, 37, of Middle River, to 25 years in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for one count of racketeering conspiracy, one count of racketeering, two counts of robbery, one count of destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in a federal investigation, and four counts …