Arrest warrant issued for fake San Luis Obispo audiologist
October 22, 2013
A man who claimed to be an audiologist and his wife failed to appear at San Luis Obispo County Superior Court for an arraignment Monday prompting a judge to file arrest warrants for the pair.
Aaron Marquis, 46, is accused of falsely claiming to be an audiologist, seeing patients and dispensing hearing aids without the proper credentials. His wife Anja Marquis, 39, is also charged with fraud. Both pled not guilty.
At their arraignment in August, Judge Jacquelyn Duffy set Aaron Marquis’ bail at $100,000 and his wife’s at $50,000.
On Monday, in addition to issuing arrest warrants, the judge increased their bail to $1 million each and denied the Marquis’ request to remove a restraining order regarding property they own.
Staff at the Marquis’ Advanced Hearing Aid Center in San Luis Obispo office said that they are continuing to see patients and are planning to bring in another audiologist during the trial.
A hearing has been set for Oct. 28 to discuss a motion to freeze their assets.