Monday, April 15, 2013

Julia Pearl Davis Steele, “Allotment Annie” Fraudster with 3 Husbands – Iowa, 1945

FULL TEXT: New York – Julia Pearl Davis Steele, of Hopewell, Va., 19-year old WAC [Women’s Army Corps] who the FBI says has been AWOL since Sept. 1, is under arrest, charged with illegally receiving allotment checks from two of three service men she married.

E. E. Conroy, in charge of the New York FBI office, said the young woman was married Dec. 4, 1940, to Seaman James Clayton Steele, assigned to the Norfolk Navy Base. On Nov. 16, 1941, she married Corp. Frederick George Brown, of Camp Barclay, Tex.

Husband Nov. 3 was Pvt. David Laub, on Jan. 16, 1943, Augusta, Ga., Conroy said.

FBI agents said that when arrested the girl was a longshoreman, in whom she is not married. She faces a possible four years imprisonment and $9,000 fine.

[“FBI Seizes Wac With 3 Husbands,” Plainfield Courier-News (N. J.), Feb. 17, 1945, p. 1]



For more cases of this type see: “War-Marriage Vampires”& “Allotment Annies"


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