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Woman accused of stealing $43,000 from grandmother

A three-month investigation led to the arrest of a 32-year-old Lebanon woman. The investigation started when thousands of dollars had been reported missing from a retirement account.

Posted: Jan 12, 2018 11:36 AM

LINN COUNTY, Ore. -- A woman in Lebanon was arrested Thursday after deputies said she stole thousands of dollars from her grandmother.

Linn County deputies started investigating when the family of Joyce Ammon, 78, reported that her retirement account had been depleted of funds.

They said Ammon's granddaughter, Mindy Lynn Port, had been living with her when the money went missing.

Financial records show more than $50,000 had been taken from Ammon's accounts during the six months that Port had been living with her. Deputies were able to determine that Port had taken at least $43,000.

Port, 32, was arrested on charges of aggravated theft and criminal mistreatment.

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