FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Detectives with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department have charged two people with stealing more than $17,000 from a disabled, elderly person.

The complaint originated from Adult Protective Services on March 8 about potentially fraudulent charges shown on an elderly victim’s bank statement.

Detectives were told that Amy Owens, 27, of Fairmont, had the victim’s card and had no permission to use it, but there were transactions from November 2023 to February 2024 that totaled $5,827.50.

During that period, Owens allegedly told the victim the card had been frozen due to fraudulent activity and the account could not be accessed.

While reviewing bank statements from the victim, detectives learned there were several CashApp transactions made to Wesley Burton, 31, of Fairmont. Deputies said the victim cannot move without assistance, and Owens is not listed as the caregiver.

Detectives determined the transactions from September 2023 through the end of February 2024 totaled $17,947.41.

Owens and Burton have been charged with financial exploitation of the elderly.

Both are being held in the North Central Regional Jail.