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'Exit ramp scam' continues in Maryland; two more charged

People are pretending their cars have broken down to scam drivers out of money.

Two men from Baltimore were charged in connection with an "exit ramp scam" in which people flag down drivers at highway exit ramps and request money, claiming their cars have broken down, according to Maryland State police.

In recent weeks, State Police say they have received multiple calls throughout the state – from Allegany County to the Baltimore area to the Washington suburbs – regarding the scam, and another man from Baltimore was arrested last week in Bowie on suspicion of taking part. The suspects pretend their cars are disabled, then flag down drivers and ask for money, sometimes giving fake jewelry in return, police said.

Aron Miclescu and Constantin Stan were arrested over the weekend in Baltimore County and charged with criminal disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment, State Police said. Neither had attorneys listed in court records.

cwells@baltsun.com

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