The case is believed to have been brought recently by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood’s office to a Lee County grand jury. The June 28 indictments became public with their arrests today.
The Aldridges could not yet be reached for comment.
The charges stem from a 2008 lawsuit filed against the Aldridges by Florence Aldridge, the widow of Louis’ brother. She came to Tupelo in 2005 after her husband’s death after Louis and Janice promised to care for her while she suffered deep depression complicated by bipolar disorder.
From 2003 to mid-2008, she granted Louis durable power of attorney to look after her assets while she could not.