Baltimore County Digest

Baltimore County Digest

February 08, 2006

Psychiatrist charged with Medicaid fraud

A psychiatrist with a practice in Pikesville faces fraud charges for allegedly billing Medicaid for services he never provided, according to the state attorney general's office.

Dr. Roman Ostrovsky, of Harwick Court in the Mount Washington area of Baltimore County, is charged with seven counts of felony Medicaid fraud and one count of felony theft from the Medicaid program, the attorney general's office announced this week. He is accused of defrauding the state and federally funded health program of more than $300,000 from January 2002 to May 2004, according to the office.

The fraud charges carry a sentence of up to five years in jail and a $100,000 fine, in addition to repayment of up to three times the amount stolen. The felony theft charge is punishable by up to 15 years in jail and a $25,000 fine.

Liz F. Kay

Parkville

Officer to address community

Police Capt. Ronald B. Schwartz is scheduled to speak at this month's Greater Parkville Community Council meeting.

The proposed Cub Hill Village townhouse development and the Carney-Cub Hill-Parkville community plan also are on the agenda for tomorrow's meeting.

Greater Parkville Community Council meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at the Parkville Recreation and Senior Center, 8601 Harford Road, across from Hiss Methodist Church. Information: 410-668-2580.

Rosedale

Police seek suspect in theft

Baltimore County police are searching for a suspect in a January purse-snatching in Rosedale.

Police say a man approached a woman in her driveway in the 1100 block of Rosedale Ave. about 5 p.m. Jan. 24 and asked her for work. When she declined, he grabbed her purse and pushed her to the ground. A witness told police the suspect was driving a small dark-blue car.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or, for a possible reward, Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-756-2587.

Arbutus

Woman's body found near I-95, Beltway

A woman's body was found yesterday evening in a wooded area near Interstate 95 and the Baltimore Beltway near Arbutus, and is believed to be that of a 27-year-old woman last seen alive Dec. 29, police said.

The body was discovered during an investigation into the woman's status as a missing person, a report of which was made Jan. 17. A suspect in her death provided investigators with information about where the body could be found, police said.

Baltimore County and city police detectives arrived at the scene after dark and secured the area until early today when the investigation was expected to continue.

The body was taken to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy and identification, police said.

Richard Irwin

Northwest

Candidates to speak to GOP club

Two candidates for public office will be the speakers at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at a meeting of the New Northwest Republican Club.

The guests are Steve Bailey, candidate for state's attorney for Baltimore County, and Arthur Frank, candidate for the Circuit Court for Baltimore County.

The public is invited to attend this free event at the offices of Hertzback & Co., 10 Music Fair Road, Owings Mills.

Events or news items for the Baltimore County Digest may be submitted to baltco.news@baltsun.com. Information should be sent at least 10 days in advance of the event.

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