Baltimore Officer Admits Using Arrestees' Identities for Tax Fraud

Used their Social Security numbers to apply for fraudulent refunds


Baltimore Police officer Ashley Roane, age 26, of Pikesville, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to extortion and aggravated identity.

The guilty plea was announced by U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and various other law enforcement agencies.

According to her plea agreement, beginning in the fall of 2012, Roane and her roommate Erica Hughes engaged in a scheme whereby they provided the names and social security numbers of persons arrested by the Baltimore Police Department to an individual who could file false tax returns to obtain fraudulent tax refunds.