Linda made a promise to her brother, Dan, on his deathbed to take care of their younger sister, Becky, in his absence. Two days following Dan’s funeral, Becky’s company was raided by the FBI and shut down. Ultimately, Becky was convicted by a jury of numerous white-collar crimes and was looking at a sentence of up to seventy-five years in prison. Prior to sentencing, Becky escaped, disappeared and became one of America’s Most Wanted fugitives; then she contacted Linda for help.

Although Linda was raised to protect and support her family “no matter what”, her dedication and commitment to her sister ultimately landed Linda in jail. As Linda struggled to stay alive and maintain her sanity behind bars, Becky was living the high-life in another country.

Intense and intertwined, Linda’s unusual story of grief and loss, The Fugitive’s Sister reveals how quickly an American Dream can become an American Nightmare.

What happens next is a warning to all…

Linda and younger sister, Becky (1949)

Linda and younger sister, Becky

You have quite a story to tell. I can see this going to film, TV, or somewhere important. So many lives were affected by this. – Randy Peyser, author of Crappy to Happy as featured in the movie Eat, Pray, Love.

© Linda L Case 2014

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