Thu, Mar 21, 2013
Detectives arrested Janice Ricks Linam on March 14.
According to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office, Linam was employed for the past 28 years as a personal assistant for two sisters who lived on the south shore.
The Sheriff’s Office began investigating after it received a complaint in December from the son of one of the sisters.
After a few months of investigating, detectives found that Linam had been writing checks on the personal accounts of her two employers for several years. Initially, investigators said they found enough evidence to get two warrants for bank fraud that at the time equaled over $450,000.
But the number grew into the millions when investigators viewed previous years of transactions, finding that Linam took more than $2.1 million fraudulently, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The Sheriff’s Office said Linam confessed to taking the money.
Linam was arrested on two counts of bank fraud. Her bond was set at $500,000.
She was released after posting the bond.