Crime

DOJ charges elder fraud defendants nationwide and launches hotline

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur joined Attorney General William P. Barr, FBI Director Christopher A. Wray, and Chief Postal Inspector Gary R. Barksdale this week in announcing the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history. This year, prosecutors charged more than 400 defendants, far surpassing the 260 defendants charged in cases as part of last year’s …


Business, Crime

Inspector General warns of new twist to Social Security phone scams

BALTIMORE, MD—The Inspector General of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is warning the public that telephone scammers may send faked documents by email to convince victims to comply with their demands. The Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has received reports of victims who received emails with attached letters and reports that appeared to be from Social …


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 …

Governor Hogan announces Baltimore County Board of Education appointments

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced Moalie Jose, Russell Kuehn, John Offerman, and Roger Hayden to the Baltimore County Board of Education. The governor made selections from a list of recommendations submitted by the Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission. “I’m pleased to congratulate Ms. Jose, Mr. Kuehn, Mr. Offerman, and Mr. Hayden on their appointments to the …