Phony audiologist pleads no contest

October 29, 2013

doctor audA man who falsely claimed to be an audiologist pleaded no contest Monday to felony charges of grand theft and insurance fraud. [KSBY]

Aaron Marquis, 46, faces up to a year in jail and five years probation. His wife and office manager, Anja Marquis, pleaded guilty to theft and insurance fraud, as well, and faces five years probation.

Last week, each entered not guilty pleas.

Prosecutors accused Aaron Marquis of falsely advertising himself as an audiologist with a Ph.D. despite only having a high school diploma. Anja Marquis allegedly billed insurance companies for audiology tests he conducted.

The couple operated the Advanced Hearing Aid Center in San Luis Obispo. As part of their plea deal, they are no longer allowed to bill insurance companies for any type of business.

Sentencing is scheduled for November 25. The couple remains in jail on $1 million bail.


Jorge Estrada

In a couple of days, Oct 31st, if he approachs the bench he may as well say Trick or Treat. That may be his best defense for swindling the elderly.


All the news articles on the Marquis sentencing say nothing about restitution to the insurance companies or patients. I am personally going to contact my insurance company to see if Advanced Hearing Aid Center, aka Aaron Marquis, returned the money they charged and we were paid for a free hearing test and hearing aids I returned.

This truly seems like a slap on the wrist for all the victims involved in this scam … big money lenders or fake audiologists all seem to come out standing tall on their slimy feet.