Rousell fraud 1897
PKOMIXEXT ORDER DEFRAUDED. ALLEGED MISCONDUCT OF A GENERAL GENERAL SECRETARY. Indictments found recently by the United States grand jury in session here, charge Edward Rousell of Lawrence with an insurance fraud practiced on the Fraternal Aid association. The writ for Rousell's arrest has been Issued'and has been placed in the hands of the United States marshal to be served upon Rousell. The fraud practiced by Rousell was a bold-faced bold-faced bold-faced one and played so ccolly that it was only after a vigorous investigation investigation that the fraud was discovered. As general secretary of the F. A. A. he proposed to Peoria Council No. 251, of Peoria, Kan., the name of one James "vV. Richey, and, although unknown and unseen by all members of the association, association, Richey was duly installed as a member. It has been ascertained and was in It was in evidence before the grand Jury that Richey was a former friend of Rousell who died and was burijd in Colorado several years ago. Richey was represented by Rousell to be a St. Louis traveling man. The pol icy was written in the name of Mrs. Mary T. Wright as the beneficiary whi was represented to be Richey's sister. The monthly dues were paid regularly and accompanying the June remittance was a statement that Richly had be v. seriously injured in Colorado i-nd i-nd i-nd in due course of time it was claimed he had died. Steps were taken to secure the insurance, when the matter was investi gated and the fraud as alleged disclose a.