Two former back office assistants of Bernard Madoff were arrested Thursday, after the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday charged the employees with helping to create phony account statements for his multibillion dollar fraud.

Annette Bongiorno, 62, a long-time administrative assistant, was arrested at her home in Boca Raton, Florida. Joann Crupi, 49, was arrested at her home in Westfield, New Jersey.

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