Three Maryland men were taken into custody for their roles in an alleged prescription fraud scheme that authorities say netted them over $2.5 million. Aggravated identity theft charges the men face are in addition to one count each of health care fraud.
After a man was evicted from his home in Sharpsburg, Maryland, he may have decided to take out his misplaced anger in an illegal fashion. Allegedly, he fought the eviction by starting fires in his former residence. The man has been charged with multiple crimes including arson. The fire department responded to the blaze with nearly 50 firefighters on the scene. They worked for about 90 minutes to control the fire. One of the firefighters who responded to the emergency call was hurt as he worked. He was rushed to a nearby medical facility for burns to his face and eyes.