Crime Watch

September 26, 2007

Bookkeeper, 34, gets 33 months for thefts

A thief who used temporary jobs as a bookkeeper to steal from his employers was sentenced in federal court in Baltimore yesterday to nearly three years in prison.

Raheim Jackson, 34, of Silver Spring stole more than $130,000 from two health care providers and from Baltimore-based marketing company Rosen Group to pay for personal expenses, including the purchase of a Lexus, court documents show.

U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Jackson to 33 months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for bank fraud. The judge also ordered Jackson to pay restitution of $92,917.90.

He could have received up to 30 years in prison and a fine of $1 million.

Matthew Dolan

Man fatally stabbed on street

A man died last night at Sinai Hospital after he was stabbed during an argument with several other men on a street in Northwest Baltimore.

His name was withheld pending notification of family members, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman. No arrest had been made.

Moses said the man was stabbed in the chest about 6:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of Fairlawn Ave.

Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment.

Richard Irwin

Man charged in phone misuse

A 21-year-old Bel Air man has been charged with telephone misuse after he allegedly sent obscene material to the cell phone of a minor, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said yesterday.

Sheriff's deputies said Ryan R. Langhauser of the 200 block of Wagner Road was charged Sunday after their investigation concluded that a 16-year-old Bel Air girl received a sexually explicit photo and a text message on her phone. Langhauser was the author of the text message and appeared in the photo, said Sgt. Christina Presberry, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office.

The victim had received several previous unwanted calls and text messages from the suspect, investigators said.

The girl "was familiar with the suspect but had no connection to him," Presberry said. "We have to protect kids from getting messages and photos like these on their cell phones."

After a bond review Monday in Harford District Court, Langhauser was being held on $50,000 bond, Presberry said.

Mary Gail Hare

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