Economic Crimes

The Economic Crimes Unit investigate and prosecutes major theft, employee embezzlement, insurance fraud, public assistance fraud, elder financial exploitation, counterfeiting , arson with a suspected financial motive and other white-collar criminal matters. 

Some of the most challenging cases investigated and prosecuted by the Economic Crimes Unit involve the financial exploitation of vulnerable adults. The victims in these cases may be deceased or have diminished cognitive abilities reducing their ability to effectively cooperate in the investigation and prosecution. The perpetrators tend to be individuals close to the victim –families, friends, caregivers, neighbors and trusted professionals, including financial professionals, attorneys and fiduciary agents – further complicating the case.

If you believe that you or someone you know has become a victim of an economic crime, please contact our office at 443-984-6000.  Below is a list of additional resources available to you.

Report Fraud:

Report Identity Theft:

Report Scam Phone Calls:  National Do Not Call Registry

Report Abuse of Vulnerable Adults:  Adult Protective Services - Maryland Department of Human Services

If you believe that you may have been a victim identity theft or fraud, you may contact any one of the three credit reporting services and request a copy of your credit report.  If you find items that you did not authorize, you may file a dispute and place a fraud alert on your report to prevent future miss-use of your personal information.


Online or by calling 1-888-836-6351


Online or by calling 1-888-397-3742


Online or by calling 1-800-680-7289