A 60-year-old Linwood woman pleaded guilty Monday to money laundering for her involvement in a scheme with her sister and an attorney to steal millions of dollars from elderly clients of an in-home senior care company in Atlantic County.
According to Acting Attorney General John Hoffman, charges against Sondra Steen came following an investigation by New Jersey State Police and the Division of Criminal Justice. Authority said Steen was indicted on March 16, 2015 along with her sister Jan Van Holt, 59, of Linwood. Van Holt is the owner of A Better Choice, a company that offered elderly clients in-home care and legal financial planning.
Also indicted were Susan Hamlett, 56, of Egg Harbor Township, who worked as an aide for company clients as well as William Price, 57, of Linwood, “who has since pleaded guilty to taking part in the scheme and stealing $125,000 from an elderly couple he met as a caseworker for Atlantic County Adult Protective Services,” Hoffman said.