Monday, November 30, 2015

Where's the money?

If Linda Ann Weston defrauded so many, what did she do with all that cash?

Where's the money?


Listening to colleagues at the Daily News on WHYY's Radio Times now and remembering something I forgot to raise in today's column about Linda Ann Weston and the Tacony House of Horrors:

Where's the money?

Based on rough math, tallying up the number of intellectually disabled adults and children found in Weston's care at the time of her arrest, the alleged thief could have been collecting at least $6,000 a month in Social Security Disability payments.

If Weston cashed any of the $600-800 monthly checks of any of the 50 other individuals whose identification and power of attorney forms were found on her at the time of arrest -- and if she received any funds for caring for challenged children -- her haul could be well over $10,000 a month.

So where's the money?

If the charges are true that she kept malnourished people chained in dank basements, Weston wasn't spending lavishly on housing or food for herself or her captives.

So where's the money?

-- Monica Yant Kinney


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