Bertha Womack admits she faked falls for insurance claims

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Bertha Womack admits she faked falls for insurance claims - wife to in additional 26 Wednesday, January 29,...
wife to in additional 26 Wednesday, January 29, 1938 FAKING INJURY Insurance Adjusters Testify Testify In East St. Louis. "Accident "Accident Cases" taxicab in Memphis, and $8.57 for a fall on a bus in Vandalia, HI. On trial, in addition to Mrs.L Womack, who is 39, are her year-old husband, his three! daughters by former marriages and their husbands. An indic*tent| with 14 counts charges that * ies were fejgned in 58 instances all. America's first theater was in Williamsburg, Va,. in 1716. EAST ST. LOUIS, 111., Jan. 26 -- (AP)--Two insurance adjusters testified today in federal court after they investigated claims filed by Mrs. Bertha Womack she admitted she had faked injuries in deliberate falls; .Harry S. Sau'nders said the short, heavy-set woman claimed a pencil on the floor of an elevator in the John Taylor department store in Kansas City caused her to fall, Sept. 28, 1935. A roll of candy mints was blamed blamed for her fall on a street car in Evansville, Ind., 'Nov. 2, 1935, B. S. Dillingham said. These were among the 13 incidents incidents described to a jury hearing testimony in the trial of Mrs. Wo-| mack and seven members of her! family on charges of using the mails to defraud by faking claims for personal injuries. I Other insurance adjusters appearing appearing for the government told, of making immediate settlements i when claims' were filed, taking into account their "nuisance value" value" and the cost of contesting them. Among the payments, related to the jury were $50 to Mrs. Womack when a little girl with her was knocked down by another passenger passenger on a street car in Little Rock; $20 to her for a fall in the Davis department store in Chicago; $60 for a fall while alighting from a We Buy and Sell Missouri Power and Light / PREFERRED North American Light Power PREFERRED Direct Wire Service H.LRUPPERt AND COMPANY 311 Central Trust Bid?. 2129

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  1. Jefferson City Post-Tribune,
  2. 26 Jan 1938, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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