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Charges of $3.5M fraud for 6, 4 in Va.

Four family members from Chesapeake are among six people charged with scamming life insurance companies out of millions of dollars.

A federal grand jury in Norfolk indicted 58-year-old Mitchell Marks, 57-year-old Laura Marks, 60-year-old Steve Marks, and 41-year-old Danny Marks on conspiracy and mail fraud charges.

Also charged were 73-year-old Sara Williams of Wichita, Kan., and 36-year-old David Marks of Reno, Nev.

According to the indictment unsealed Wednesday, the defendants lied on life insurance policies for older and sicker relatives and sent imposters to take medical exams. They allegedly received more than $3.5 million in benefits on the deaths of two people.

There were no court records indicating that the defendants have obtained an attorney.

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 5, 2010; 7:53 AM ET
Categories:  Cons & Scams , From the Courthouse , Virginia  
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