End Of An 18-Year Illusion

Stephen Fagan led a charmed life in Palm Beach; now he's accused of kidnapping his own children

It was supposed to be a routine visit to Dad's place in Framingham, Mass., back in 1979. But the weekend visitation for two daughters of divorce ended up lasting 18 1/2 years when Dad told the girls, then 5 and 2, that Mom had died in a car crash and they were moving to Florida to begin a new life. And that they did. Sources say Dad had a knack for charming wealthy women, and he lived a life of luxury in Palm Beach, where he called himself William Martin and variously passed himself off as a doctor, a Harvard-educated lawyer...

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