Around Maryland, Crime

Former Maryland bank employee used position to commit identity theft, bank fraud

GREENBELT, MD—A former bank employee has been convicted in a federal court in Greenbelt for conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft. Jalen Craig McMillan, 30, of Jessup, faces a maximum prison sentence of 30 years for the conspiracy and for each count of bank fraud. He will also serve a mandatory prison sentence of two …


Events, Family

Forum on elder fraud to be held in Perry Hall in March

PERRY HALL, MD—Seniors and their families will have the opportunity to learn about elder fraud abuse from a member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Baltimore field office next month. The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5th at 7:30 p.m. at the Brightview senior living community located at 9657 Belair Road in Perry Hall (in the Dorsey Room). The …


Federal jury convicts former Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby

GREENBELT, MD—A federal jury has convicted Marilyn J. Mosby, 44, of Baltimore, on the federal charge of making a false mortgage application when she was Baltimore City State’s Attorney. The charges stem from the purchase of a condominium in Long Boat Key, Florida. The jury acquitted her of making a false mortgage application related to her purchase of a home …

Baltimore County serial fraudster sentenced to 5 years in prison, ordered to pay $4.2 million in restitution

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County resident has been sentenced to prison for wire fraud. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett has sentenced Adeyanju Adewale, 40, of Reisterstown, to five years in federal prison, followed by one year of home detention as part of three years of supervised release, for a wire fraud conspiracy that resulted in a loss of millions of …

Baltimore officials warn of fraudulent QR code ‘scan to pay’ stickers on parking meters

BALTIMORE, MD—Officials are warning Baltimore motorists of a new scam that’s popping up on area streets. The Parking Authority of Baltimore City (PABC) says scammers have been placing stickers on local parking meters that say “Scan to pay” and feature a QR code.  Officials say these stickers are not legitimate. Tiffany James, Communications Manager for PABC, told Baltimore Fishbowl that …

Three individuals charged in $1.89 billion cryptocurrency fraud scheme

Baltimore, MD—Three individuals have been charged in U.S. District Court in Maryland for orchestrating a $1.89 billion cryptocurrency fraud scheme. A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Sam Lee, 35, an Australian citizen residing in the United Arab Emirates for allegedly co-founding HyperFund, also known as HyperTech, HyperCapital, HyperVerse, and HyperNation. The indictment was returned on January 25, …

Maryland brothers indicted for an alleged lottery scheme that defrauded victims of more than $3.5 million

BALTIMORE, MD—Two Maryland brothers have been indicted for an alleged lottery sweepstakes scheme that defrauded victims of more than $3.5 million. A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment charging brothers Dwayne and Wayne Henry, age 32 and 34, respectively, both of Landover Hills, for conspiracy to commit mail fraud, in connection with a lottery scheme where victims believe …

Five Marylanders facing federal charges for fraud scheme involving theft of checks from mail

GREENBELT, MD—A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging five Maryland residents with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bank fraud and related charges in connection with a fraud scheme involving more than 600 stolen checks with a face value of over $5 million. The indictment was returned on December 7, 2023, and unsealed late on January 19, 2024. …