PERRY HALL, MD — A Perry Hall man who was a registered broker and investment advisor was charged recently by criminal complaint with wire fraud, according to an affidavit from the FBI.
Eddie Blizzard, 42, scammed a Baltimore County man out of his entire life savings, according to the affidavit, which said the scheme came to light after the victim’s home went into foreclosure.
Blizzard worked for M&T in Catonsville and told his client in 2005 that he was “going out on his own” and could see the man through his private practice, the affidavit says. However, the private practice did not open, and Blizzard met the man in his car in a parking lot.
The victim worked for a commercial air conditioning company for 40 years before taking a buyout and retiring. He was illiterate and could not access websites to monitor his accounts, according to the criminal complaint, which said he sought investment advice from M&T Bank in hopes of providing inheritance…