North Pole family accused of insurance fraud after pickup crash

Associated PressSeptember 5, 2012 

FAIRBANKS - Three members of a North Pole family have been charged with felony insurance fraud connected to the crash of a pickup.

A complaint filed by state insurance investigator Alex Romero says 26-year-old Marlon A. Conklin and his parents, Marlon K. Conklin and Deborah S. Conklin, told an insurance agent that the younger Conklin's pickup was stolen before it was found crashed into a light pole in July 2009.

The complaint says cellphone records indicate the younger Conklin made a call from the crash site.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports a nightclub employee told investigators that a woman matching Deborah Conklin's description drove to the crash site looking for her son.

The woman reportedly said the crashed truck belonged to her son.

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