Dectective testifies in trial of Womack family accused of fraud.
Jury Hears of More Faking of Accidents EAST ST. LOUIS, Jan. 29—(.'D —Detective H. R. Peterson of Little Rock testified in federal court today that Mrs. Bertha Womack and Mrs. Mildred Ellis admitted to him in cident in a Little Rock depart- cirdcnt in a Little Rock department store. The fall by Mrs. Felis, 21-year- old stepdaughter of Mrs. Womack, was the twenty-second described in the trial of the two women and six other members of their family on charges of using the mails to defraud defraud by faking claims for personal personal injuries. In the first days of the trial, which began Monday, a jury hoard details of 15 falls taken by Mrs. Womack, who was successful successful in nine of the cases in collect ing from ?8.57 to ?G5 from insurance insurance companies. Witnesses told of seven falls by Mrs. Fclis. She obtained four settlements settlements of from $50 to $200, and tliret; times received no payments, One of these was in Memphis, where an insurance company declined declined to settle her claim for injuries injuries allegedly suffered in a fall from a taxicab.