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Wells' housekeeper makes federal court appearance

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Shirley Rogers looks away from the cameras as she walks into the federal courthouse in Greenville with her lawyer. (Nov. 29, 2012/FOX Carolina) Shirley Rogers looks away from the cameras as she walks into the federal courthouse in Greenville with her lawyer. (Nov. 29, 2012/FOX Carolina)
Jonathan Rhodes (Greenville Co. Sheriff's Office) Jonathan Rhodes (Greenville Co. Sheriff's Office)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The housekeeper of an elderly Greenville couple found dead two months ago appeared in federal court Thursday on charges of identity theft.

Deputies said 78-year-old Gary Wells and his wife, 77-year-old Helen, were found stabbed to death in their Terramont Drive home Oct. 3. They said the couple's bodies were found by their housekeeper, Shirley Rogers.

SLIDESHOW: Investigators on scene of death investigation

About a week later, deputies arrested Rogers and charged her with bank card and identity fraud. They said Rogers used Helen Wells' bank card without her permission.

During an interview with FOX Carolina about the local charges, Rogers denied stealing money from the Wells. She said she would never have done anything to the couple, who has helped her so much over the last five years.

A couple of weeks after her arrest, Rogers was arrested a second time by federal agents. At that time, Rogers said the charges were in connection with Helen Wells.

On Thursday, Rogers was arraigned on federal charges of credit card fraud, stolen mail and aggravated identity theft. She ran out of the courthouse after the hearing, using her coat to cover her head as she scurried past the media.

Jonathan Rhodes, an acquaintance of Rogers, has been charged in connection with the Wells' death.

Deputies have said Rogers is not a suspect in the Wells' death.

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