Medicine: Checkups

Insurance investigators were justifiably suspicious when Mrs. Grace Walker tried to collect for head injuries she claimed she suffered while walking near a granite quarry last month. Mrs. Walker, alias Rimrock Annie, had had a long and profitable history of similar claims. Her success was due to the fact that she could apparently concoct at will such convincing symptoms as bleeding at the ear. In Colorado, Annie admitted her talent for artistic malingering, pleaded guilty to a charge of fraud (TIME, Feb. 26). Last week she was sentenced to the state penitentiary for...

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