A homeless couple have been arrested after they allegedly pilfered more than $20,000 from the woman’s elderly mother while she was in and out of the hospital.
Nancy Ann Minor and her boyfriend Nicholas James Weaver, Jr. were both taken into custody on Tuesday based on the results of an investigation that the local sheriff’s office launched in July of last year.
According to the office of Alamance County’s sheriff, the suspects, who are both currently homeless, moved into the home of Minor’s 78-year-old mother when her off-and-on hospitalizations began in the spring of 2021. By June of the following year, they had allegedly racked up more than $20,000 in unauthorized charges on the victim’s credit and debit cards. These charges were later reported to the sheriff’s office by another one of the victim’s adult children who has been assigned to serve as her guardian.
A 39-year-old white female, Minor has been charged with 39 felony counts of identity theft for her alleged role in this scheme. She also faces one additional count of felony conspiracy and another for the felony-level exploitation of an elderly person. Minor has been placed under a $20,000 secured bond since her arrest.
Weaver, meanwhile, is accused of 30 felony counts of identity theft. The 28-year-old white male also faces one count, each, of felony conspiracy and felony-level exploitation of an elderly person. He has been placed under a $35,000 secured bond with another $2,000 in bond that’s unsecured.