FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson, Miss. - A woman who fled to Texas to avoid prosecution will now face charges for exploitation of a vulnerable person in Rankin County, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
Janice Mohorn-Caines, 52, previously of Brandon, arrived at the Rankin County Jail yesterday after waiving extradition and being transported from Round Rock, Tex., where she had been picked up on outstanding Mississippi warrants on Monday, March 11.
“This case should serve as notice that we will do whatever it takes to bring perpetrators to justice, even if it means bringing them in from two states away,” Attorney General Hood said
Mohorn-Caines was indicted by a Rankin County grand jury in July of 2012 on four (4) counts of felonious exploitation of a vulnerable person. Warrants had been outstanding since that time.
The indictment alleges that Mohorn-Caines was employed by Emeritus at Heritage House as a residential assistant. Between March 25, 2011, and August 8, 2011, Mohorn-Caines is alleged to have taken the following items from residents of Emeritus: a gold solitaire diamond engagement ring, with the appraised value of $2,745; an 18 inch 14k gold herringbone necklace with the estimated value of $650; a gold diamond solitaire wedding band, gold man’s wedding band and a silver dollar collector piece, all of which was valued at more than $1,000; and a small gold and diamond pinky ring, 14k white gold ring with a set of three diamonds and a gold antique reproduction ring, all with the estimated value of $1,100.
Mohorn-Caines is scheduled to appear this week in Rankin County Circuit Court for arraignment. As with all indictments, Mohorn-Caines is innocent until proven guilty. Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Investigator Kyle Wilson investigated the case. Assistant Attorney General Sue Perry will prosecute the case.