FBI launches billboard campaign to find man charged in mail fraud case
The FBI launched a billboard campaign Wednesday to track down a Lutherville man who is wanted in an alleged $50 million mail fraud scheme. Brian Keith Wallen, 52, is one of two men named in a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday. The June indictment alleges that Wallen was the CEO of companies that shipped unwanted items such as light bulbs and cleaning supplies to businesses at exorbitant prices. The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Wallen. Billboards went up Wednesday along the Interstate 95 corridor from Baltimore to Miami, said Assistant Special Agent in Charge Scott Hinckley of the FBI’s Baltimore office. Also named in the indictment is Andrew Stafford, 56, of Bel Air. He was arrested Wednesday morning, Hinckley said. Both Wallen and Stafford face charges of mail fraud and conspiracy to commit mail fraud. Stafford does not have a lawyer listed in federal court records for the case. The indictment alleges he conspired with Wallen and served as president of the company that sent the unwanted supplies to businesses.