City / County Digest


April 26, 2007

Woman pleads guilty to theft of lawyer's ID

A Reisterstown woman who police said assumed the identity of an Annapolis attorney so that she could have sex with a Baltimore man convicted of manslaughter pleaded guilty yesterday to identity theft and use of a false government identification.

Tiffany Gwen Weaver, 29, is scheduled to be sentenced in June in Baltimore Circuit Court. Under the terms of the plea agreement, she faces a maximum sentence of six months in jail.

Prosecutors said that on Nov. 13 Weaver used a falsified Maryland State Bar Association identification badge to gain entry to the Maryland Reception Diagnostic and Classification Center in downtown Baltimore.

She claimed to be the attorney of inmate Jason Beau Moody, a man who had been sentenced in October to 30 years in prison for convictions of manslaughter and weapons violations.

In July 2003, Moody shot to death his girlfriend's ex-husband as she and her 7-year-old son looked on.

Police said correctional officers cut short Weaver's visit with Moody when they saw the two begin engaging in sexual intercourse.

Julie Bykowicz


: Social Security

Woman admits false statements

A former Carroll County woman who collected her deceased husband's benefits after she remarried pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to lying to the Social Security Administration and pocketing $70,000 in benefits to which she was not entitled, prosecutors said.

Jennifer Jones Peach Gimbel, 38, of Arizona, entered the guilty plea yesterday to making false statements to a government agency in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. In October 2000, Gimbel lied to the Social Security Administration when she said she had not remarried, according to the plea agreement. Six months later, she also falsely stated to government officials that her husband was her brother, prosecutors said. Sentencing is set for July 6.

Matthew Dolan

Harford County

: Aberdeen

Man pleads guilty in false-claims case

An Aberdeen man admitted in federal court in Baltimore yesterday to lying on financial documents that caused the nation's export-import credit agency to lose $6 million. Kweku Wiredu Acquah entered a guilty plea to making a false statement on a loan and credit application. To obtain loans guaranteed by the Export-Import Bank of the United States, Acquah falsely claimed that buyers paid Bedford International, which he ran, a 15 percent down payment. Four of Acquah's buyers defaulted, causing a loss to the credit agency of $6,437,403. Sentencing is scheduled for June 27.

Matthew Dolan

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