Sunday, August 15, 2010

Woman Repays Stolen Money and is Freed

A Texas woman who was locked up in December for contempt for refusing to repay $402,000 that she removed from her mother's bank accounts in 2008 was released from Wayne County Jail.

Wayne County Probate Judge David Szymanski ordered Janice Stanton Hines' release after her husband gave her mother's court-appointed conservator a check for that amount.

Stanton Hines withdrew nearly $800,000 from the accounts of her mother, M. Louise Stanton of Detroit after Stanton gave her daughters access to the accounts. When confronted about what she had done, court records show, Stanton Hines returned some of the money leaving a $500,000 shortfall.

Full Article and Source:
Wayne County News: Texan Freed as Cash Repaid


Anonymous said...

Hope she learned a good lesson!

Betty said...

I think there's more to this story than meets the eye.

She had to repay the conservator.

That means to me that she may have taken the money to protect it from the conservator.

When it comes down to it, would her Mother want her to have the money --- or a stranger?

Wondering said...

Yeah, something's going on for sure.

If you rob the bank and then give back all the money, you still robbed the bank.

Gene said...

She might have also taken the money just because she felt entitled to it, Betty.

Dave said...

I bet the guardian was thrilled "justice" was served. Now the guardian can start billing with warp speed.