Police say Janice Ricks Linam (above) worked for 28 years as a personal assistant for two sisters who lived in the New Orleans area. The son of one of the sisters made a complaint to the St. Tammany Sheriff's Office that irregularities had been found in his mother's personal finances.
A Sheriff's spokesman says months of investigation led to evidence that Linam had been writing checks to herself for several years. The total amount stolen by Linam is more than $2 million, according to police.
Police say the woman turned herself in and confessed, after which she was booked into the parish jail on two counts of bank fraud. She was able to meet the bond of $500,000 and is now out of jail.