A Sedona woman suspected of stealing from clients whose money she managed has been arrested for the second time in three months, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.
Krista Cline, 39, handled finances for older adults, including some with physical or cognitive disabilities. She was first arrested in September, accused of transferring more than $100,000 to herself from two “vulnerable” victims’ accounts, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Media coverage surrounding that arrest led to “numerous calls alleging fraud” against more victims, according to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn.
In one case, he said, Cline paid herself more than $70,000 from the trust of a client who had recently died.
“By the end of the first year Cline managed this trust, it was left with nearly a zero balance,” D’Evelyn said. “She had sold much of the decedent’s personal property and refused to cooperate with his surviving family.”
Detectives arrested Cline for the second time Monday following a court appearance.
She was booked at the Camp Verde Detention Center in connection with theft and fraud charges.
Her license has been suspended, according to the state Fiduciary Board.
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