Aberdeen Man Charged with Impersonating an EMS provider and Theft
(Bel Air, Md. – January 25, 2006) — An Aberdeen man has been arrested and charged with impersonating an emergency medical services provider and theft in connection with several incidents dating back to May 2005. Robert Joseph Smith, 24 of Stevens Circle in Aberdeen was charged by Harford County Sheriff’s Deputies for falsely representing himself as an EMS provider on two occasions and theft of fire equipment from the Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company.
An investigation by the Harford County Sheriff’s Office determined that Smith falsely represented himself as an EMS provider on November 24, 2005 and again December 22, 2005. Smith allegedly assisted in providing patient care on three incidents in the Joppa-Magnolia area. Subsequent investigation revealed Smith had also stolen a fire radio in May of 2005 from the Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company, as well as EMS jacket and other emergency response gear.
If convicted on the charges Smith could face at least 18 years in prison or fines of up to $25,000 or both. Smith was held in the Harford County Detention Center on $3,000 bond.