Womack family convicted of insurance fraud
Womack's Convicted In Accident Fraud •KAST ST. LOUIS, Feb. 1, l/PI- Eight member* of one family nm it woman friend were convicted in federal court hero today on charges of conspiracy to use Uie mall* to defraud on fake accident claims. In addition, Mrs. Bertha Wo mack, her husband, John Womack a former Insurance agent, and their daughter, Mrs. Thomas Fells, were found guilty on the 12 other counts of the indictment. The goveinment presented evidence they used the malls in trying to collect Indemnl- le» from Insurance companle* for fuked falls in many mlrtwestern cities. The other defendant* are Mr*. Joe Miller and Mrs. John Ehrman, also daughter* of Womack, their hu*bands, Mr*. Fell*' husband, Thomas Fells, and Miss Margaret Rabertwn, Maximum penally for conspiracy 1* two year* In prison and a fine of $10,000; for mail fraud, five year* and $1000 fine.