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Six Maryland law enforcement officers indicted on federal fraud rates

Six Maryland law enforcement officers have been indicted with federal prices for conspiracy to dedicate financial institution fraud, wire fraud and/or mail fraud, in accordance to the U.S. Attorney’s Place of work.

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A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging 6 officers, which include officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Division, the Maryland-Nationwide Funds Park Police and the Prince George’s County Police Division.

The subsequent officers have been billed:

– Jaron Earl Taylor, age 27, of Ft. Washington, Maryland, of the Anne Arundel County Police Department

– Conrad Darwin D’Haiti, age 52, of La Plata, Maryland, of the Maryland-Nationwide Capital Park Police

– Mark Ross Johnson, Jr., age 33, of Camp Springs, Maryland, of the PGPD

– Michael Anthony Owen, Jr., age 33, of Accokeek, Maryland, of the PGPD

– Candace Danielle Tyler, age 34, of District Heights, Maryland, of the PGPD

– Philip James Dupree, age 37, of Pikesville, Maryland, of the Fairmount Heights Law enforcement Office

According to the a few-rely indictment, the defendants conspired to dedicate a few independent frauds, each and every of which concerned submitting phony law enforcement reports and falsified reduction claims in buy to fraudulently obtain resources from money establishments and insurance policy companies.

The defendants were being all law enforcement officers at the time of the alleged prison action.

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The indictment alleges that from May well 2019 right up until June 2019, Dupree, Johnson and Tyler conspired to defraud 3 monetary establishments by coordinating the withdrawal of revenue from their monetary accounts through ATMs for the intent of fraudulently boasting the funds was stolen and trying to get reimbursement from a monetary establishment.

In order to execute the fraud plan, Dupree, Johnson and Tyler allegedly coordinated the submission of law enforcement studies to PGPD, falsely stating that their debit cards have been stolen and utilised to withdraw fund from the ATM with no their authorization.

The indictment alleges that users of the conspiracy, including the defendants, then submitted fraudulent claims to the target financial institutions searching for reimbursement for the purportedly unauthorized ATM withdrawals.

Even more, the indictment alleges that in January 2020, D’Haiti and Owen coordinated the relocation and vandalism of D’Haiti’s car or truck in purchase to file a fraudulent insurance policies claim. Members of the conspiracy, which include D’Haiti and Owen, allegedly coordinated the submission of a PGPD police report that falsely said that D’Haiti’s automobile was stolen.

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D’Haiti then allegedly submitted an insurance policy declare and documents to the sufferer insurance plan organization by mail and wire, looking for reimbursement for the car or truck that was reported as stolen.

Last but not least, the indictment alleges that in January 2020, Owen and Taylor coordinated the relocation of a motor vehicle in a garage to conceal the vehicle for the reason of submitting a fraudulent insurance coverage claim.

Specifically, the indictment alleges that customers of the conspiracy, which include Owen and Taylor, moved the auto to a garage and conspirators, including Owen, then submitted a bogus PGPD police report stating that the car was stolen. A co-conspirator then submitted an insurance policies declare searching for reimbursement for the car that was documented stolen.

If convicted, Dupree, Johnson and Tyler every single confront a greatest sentence of 30 yrs in federal prison for conspiracy to dedicate financial institution fraud.

D’Haiti and Owen every confront a highest sentence of 20 decades in federal jail for conspiracy to dedicate mail fraud and wire fraud.

Owen and Taylor every confront a utmost sentence of 20 years in federal jail for conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

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Dupree, Johnson, Taylor and Tyler are anticipated to have an initial visual appeal Wednesday afternoon in U.S. District Courtroom in Greenbelt.

D’Haiti is expected to convert himself in at a afterwards date and Owen is detained on an unrelated State charge. Both will have initial appearances in U.S. District Court docket at a later day.