Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Ingrid Yearby, a corrections deputy sheriff with the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, on introduction of contraband into a correctional institution.
Yearby is the wife of James Yearby, who was arrested last week on a contraband charge at Martin Correctional Institution (MCI).
An investigation revealed that Ingrid Yearby tried to arrange a bank scam that would deposit $875,000 into her bank account. She had communicated with an inmate via text and voice at MCI. The inmate told Ingrid Yearby that he had access to an overseas dead person’s account. The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office assisted FDLE in the case.
Ingrid Yearby was booked into the Martin County jail and bond was set at $5,000. The Office of the State Attorney, 19thCircuit, will prosecute.