Savannah Woman Sentenced for Embezzlement

Janeen Lynette Davis, 33, has been sentenced to more than four years in a federal prison for embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from an elderly couple living in Savannah, GA.  United States District Judge William T. Moore also ordered Davis to pay $67,467.38 in restitution and serve five years of supervised released after her prison sentence concludes.     As part of the plea agreement, Davis had earlier pleaded guilty to charges of bank fraud and aggravated identification theft.

According to a press release, Davis worked as a caregiver for the elderly couple which allowed her to gain access to the couple’s finances.  Prosecutors say that in one year’s time, Davis was able to embezzle almost $70,000 from personal bank accounts without their knowledge.

“This defendant took advantage of an elderly couple who, at this point in their lives, should be enjoying the fruits of their years of hard work. The United States Attorney’s Office and its law enforcement partners will aggressively investigate and pursue charges against those who seek to take advantage of the vulnerable members of our society, “ said United States Attorney Edward J. Tarver.

James Durham, Department of Justice for the Southern District of Georgia Spokesman, noted that Janeen Lynette Davis had a lengthy criminal history and had been previously convicted of numerous other financial crimes across the country.

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