On Wednesday, it was announced that a 41-year-old woman from Thibodaux, Louisiana had pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of theft of government funds. Jill Andras Leblanc, aka Jill Fremin, was originally charged by a Superseding Bill of Information on December 19, 2017. It was revealed that Leblanc stole several hundred thousand dollars from her mother’s retirement account. The defendant was appointed power of attorney for her terminally ill mother on October 29, 2008.
The defendant’s father worked in the oil field and had accumulated a substantial IRA. He passed away in 2011. The investment account was managed by a national brokerage house with home offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While serving as the administrator of her mother’s account, the defendant stole roughly $369,701 from the account and spent it on personal items. The defendant also plead guilty to theft of a Social Security disability check, which belonged to her sister.
The check in the amount of $13,500 was meant for the defendant’s disabled sister. Sentencing for the defendant has been set for April 11, 2018. At the time of sentencing, Leblanc will face a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment on the wire fraud count and ten years for the theft of government property charge. Additional details can be found here.