Arraignment is Oct. 8 in insurance fraud case

September 12, 1996

An arraignment has been scheduled Oct. 8 for a former Howard County property title insurance agent accused of defrauding clients of more than $1.1 million.

At a hearing Tuesday, Howard County Circuit Judge Diane O. Leasure set bail for Joseph E. Goldberg Sr. at $12,500 and ordered the gun collector to turn all of his guns over to his attorney, Michael Zwaig of Towson, said Michael DiPietro, an assistant attorney general for the Maryland Insurance Commission.

Goldberg, 43, of Elkridge also was ordered not to leave the state and to report daily to the county's pretrial services department, DiPietro said.

Goldberg, who operated Land Title of Maryland, a property title and settlement business in Ellicott City, was named Sept. 6 in an eight-count indictment. The business was closed and its assets were seized by the state in 1994.

Police log

Elkridge: 6700 block of Athol Ave.: Someone pried open the door to a detached garage at a home and stole a dirt bike between 9: 45 p.m. Monday and 6: 45 a.m. Tuesday.

Elkridge: 6300 block of Howard Lane: Police charged Scott Christopher Reich, 26, of Elkridge with stealing money and firearms early Tuesday from a Harley Davidson shop.

Pub Date: 9/12/96

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