Crime, Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

Baltimore County man pleads guilty in scheme to steal digital currency, social media accounts

BALTIMORE, MD—A Timonium man has pled guilty in federal court on charges of aggravated identity theft in connection with with schemes to use the identity information of victims to steal digital currency and social media accounts. Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Jordan K. Milleson, 20, to two years in federal prison, followed by one year of supervised …


Business, Crime, Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

Maryland State Police, Department Of Labor warn of unemployment insurance, other monetary scams

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of State Police and the Maryland Department of Labor are warning the public of an increase in unemployment insurance related fraud cases and other scams being reported in the region. In recent months, investigators have been contacted regarding a wide variety of schemes targeting individuals, vulnerable populations, charities and local, state and national government agencies. Most …


Olszewski announces Baltimore County economic recovery roundtables

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced a series of roundtable discussions focused on Baltimore County’s economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “This pandemic has forced us to creatively rethink how government can best provide services to our families and businesses. As we plan our recovery, we must continue working together not just to rebuild our economy—but improve …

Attorney General Frosh to host COVID-19 scam virtual forum

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh will host a virtual consumer protection forum with U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen on Friday, March 5th (today). Attorney General Frosh and Senator Van Hollen will discuss common COVID-19 related scams. They will also be answering questions from Marylanders and providing details on ways consumers can identify and protect themselves from scams. The …

THE AVENUE at White Marsh warns of Facebook messaging scam

NOTTINGHAM, MD—THE AVENUE at White Marsh is warning shoppers of a new Facebook scam. THE AVENUE has been posting official gift card giveaways all week, however now someone is attempting to capitalize on their generosity. Officials say someone is messaging Facebook users pretending to be THE AVENUE and encouraging them to click a link to claim a huge cash prize. …

Baltimore County Public Schools to celebrate Student Appreciation Days, February 11 – 16

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—This Valentine’s Day weekend, Baltimore County Public Schools will send virtual “love-grams” to students through the new Student Appreciation Days social media campaign. From February 11 – 16, BCPS administrators and educators will be encouraged to post messages of support and admiration to students in general or groups of students (not individual students), using the #BCPScares hashtag. Likewise, …

New York man arrested after cyberstalking, ‘swatting’ Baltimore County woman

BALTIMORE, MD—A New York man has been arrested after cyberstalking a Baltimore County woman and threatening to decapitate her. A federal criminal complaint has been filed charging Desmond Babloo Singh, 19, of New York, New York, on the federal charges of cyberstalking, causing intentional damage to a protected computer, aggravated identity theft, e-mailing a hoax bomb threat, and murder for …

Attorney General Frosh joins multi-state lawsuit seeking to end ‘Facebook’s illegal monopoly’

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday announced that a bipartisan coalition of 48 attorneys general had filed a lawsuit against Facebook Inc., alleging the company illegally stifles competition to protect its monopoly power. The lawsuit alleges that, over the past decade, the social networking giant illegally acquired potential competitors in a predatory manner and cut services to …