City police officer is indicted on insurance fraud charges

October 14, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A Baltimore police officer has been charged with insurance fraud and attempted felony theft, the state attorney general's office announced yesterday.

An eight-count indictment accuses Tamira Thompson, 26, a Central District officer, of making false statements related to a traffic accident last year by supporting an insurance claim with Progressive Insurance Co. She is also accused of lying about her address on her application for automobile insurance.

If convicted, she could be sentenced to as many as 30 years in prison and more than a $10,000 fine.

She has been suspended without pay, a police spokesman said. Thompson joined the department in 2001.

Her case was investigated by the Maryland Insurance Administration and the attorney general's office.

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