Ramie Marston, a 42-year-old mother of two, is in custody on federal fraud charges -- wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and conspiracy to commit access device fraud -- all of which she allegedly committed while under house arrest and on bail for another fraud.
On May 5, Judge Landya McCafferty, U.S. magistrate judge for the District of New Hampshire, ordered Marston to be held in prison without bail. Marston was convicted back in 2009 of fraud for stealing her nanny's identity and opening financial accounts in her name.
The nanny, Susan Blake, answered an advertisement in the Portsmouth Herald in May 2007, according to a court document. Blake moved into Marston's home in North Hampton, N.H., during July 2007 after establishing a "good relationship with the defendant's two boys," the document states.
After moving out of Marston's home in September 2007, "due to the deterioration of the relationship with her," Blake discovered through her credit report several unauthorized purchases and accounts in her name. The amounts in question totaled $61,545, according to the court document.
On June 4, 2009, Marston pleaded guilty to felony counts of fraud in connection to the Blake case with false representation of a social security number, ID documents and access device fraud.
On October 2009, Marston was sentenced to serve 15 months in a federal prison, followed by three years of supervision. She was also under investigation for committing other alleged crimes while she was awaiting sentencing.
In March 2009, she filed for bankruptcy protection but the bankruptcy trustee told the court that the claim should be denied because she allegedly failed to disclose information, destroyed or concealed records and refused to cooperate with federal authorities, as first reported by Seacoastonline.com. Her bankruptcy fraud case is still in process and scheduled for a hearing next month.
She was arrested June 9, 2009 by the North Hampton Police Department for allegedly issuing a bad check. She was convicted for that misdemeanor on March 16, 2011 in the Hampton District Court, according to Deputy Chief Michael Maddocks of the North Hampton Police.
"First of all, I was very shocked from the sentencing that she got – only 15 months in prison and three years of house arrest. That to me was unbelievable," Blake told ABC News. "My life from that very moment was destroyed. What she has done to others would have never happened if it wasn't for that sentence."
Marston's attorney, Bjorn Lange, had no comment. Lange was appointed April 20, 2011 as a federal public defender.
Marston was released on bail Nov. 8, 2010 into the custody of Colleen and Chris Cote in Hampton, New Hampshire.
Colleen Cote told ABC News that she and Marston are best friends.
Cote said Marston's two sons are in the custody of their father in Tennessee and she is permitted to speak to them twice a week.
"She has not been found guilty of anything in regards to these latest charges," Colleen Cote said. "My husband and I are her friends. We're out fighting for her as much as anyone."
While out on bail, however, Marston violated her release terms, according to a memorandum signed by her U.S. probation officer, Kristin Cook, dated May 3, 2011.
Marston began seeing a man named Scott McCarthy, who was then separated from his wife, sometime after January 17, 2011, according to Cook's memorandum.
The document states Marston asked McCarthy to "loan" her money from January 17 to March 16 on several occasions to ask for various items, including rent money and a veterinary bill for her dog, for $8,800. She allegedly told him that her father was involved in organized crime and would deposit a very large sum of money into an account for McCarthy to reimburse her for the loan, which he said was never completed.
On April 18, McCarthy contacted Marston's probation officer, Cook.
Marston allegedly had purchased an engagement ring from Zales Jewelry store and on March 16, using the personal identification of McCarthy's wife, Sharon, and sent a photo of the ring to McCarthy, according to Cook's memorandum.
Sharon McCarthy and Scott McCarthy could not be immediately reached for comment.
Cook's memorandum indicates that on March 16, 2011 McCarthy received notice from Zales Jewelry store that the company was unable to approve his application for credit. And on March 30, McCarthy's wife received a bill from Zales for $999.50 for the purchase of an engagement ring, according to Cook's memorandum.