San Bernardino , CA - Investigators from the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Unit arrested Pamela Churchill-Ames, 53, of Jamul, Ca. on Tuesday, November 15, 2005. Churchill-Ames was arrested in the city of San Bernardino for felony counts of financial elder abuse and grand theft.
In April 2004, Mrs. Churchill-Ames allegedly pressured the elderly victims into signing over their property, via a Grant Deed, taking title. The victims, who reside in Yucca Valley, were misled into selling their property to the suspect because of an impending tax auction. Subsequently, the victims only learned the true value of their property after being notified by the San Bernardino County Tax Collector.
Churchill-Ames was booked into the Central Detention Center and bail is set at $100,000.