Elderly Couple's Caregiver Gets Three Years In $80K+ Swindle; Allegedly Boosted Victims' Reverse Mortgage Payments To Conceal Ripoff
- An in-home caregiver was sentenced to three years in state prison Thursday for embezzling more than $80,000 from the retired Fairfax couple who hired her.(1) Jane Macam McClellan [also known as Jane Macam Deleon], a 47-year-old mother of eight, was also ordered to pay $83,099 in restitution to the couple, who are in their 90s.
- McClellan worked for the Fairfax couple, a 98-year-old woman and her 92-year-old husband, for about six months. She was fired in August when the couple's family discovered financial irregularities. McClellan allegedly used the couple's credit cards and also spent their money to hire her own family members for housekeeping work, Fairfax police said. In addition, McClellan allegedly increased the couple's reverse-mortgage payments to help disguise the effects of her spending.
For the story, see Fairfax couple's caregiver gets prison for embezzlement.
For an earlier story, see Caregiver sought in Fairfax theft case shows up for court, gets booked.
(1) McClellan accepted a plea deal in November, admitting to a charge of embezzlement. The district attorney's office dismissed charges of forgery, receiving stolen property, residential burglary and grand theft by false pretenses.