Woman accused of estate theft blames Ada County

Woman accused of estate theft blames Ada County
Posted at 12:07 PM, Feb 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-26 14:07:59-05

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A woman accused of theft from estates handled by the Ada County Treasurer's Office has filed a claim against the county, saying the theft was not her fault.

The Idaho Statesman reports that April Rice filed a claim in excess of $250,000 against the county and Treasurer Vicky McIntyre, saying a lack of oversight caused her to receive money from the wrong estate.

Rice and Treasurer's Office employee Eleasha Jenkins were charged on Jan. 29 with multiple felonies. Rice filed a tort claim Feb. 16 against the county in connection to the same estates. Neither woman has been arrested.

A tort claim is a preliminary step before a lawsuit is filed.