LOGAN, W.Va. — Two people have been charged with embezzling funds from the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia.
According to the criminal complaints, West Virginia State Senior Trooper J.G. Honaker was advised by the Society that there were multiple charges made to an account that did not have receipts for the charges.
Through his investigation, he was able to determine that two employees of the Harless Shelter at Holden were allegedly using one of the shelters credit cards to purchase prepaid gift cards without the shelter’s permission.
The employees were identified as Robbie Dalton, 33, of Harts, and Julianna Farmer, 27, of Chapmanville. Honaker reports on the complaint that video obtained from Walmart showed both Dalton and Farmer used the card in question. He also observed that on several occasions the couple was together, and other times they were by themselves, when the card was reportedly used. According to the complaint, the reported missing funds totaled more than $4,000.
Dalton was charged with five counts of fraudulent use of access device, embezzlement and conspiracy. His bond was set at $10,000.
Farmer was charged with five counts of fraudulent use of access device, embezzlement and conspiracy and her bond was set at $10,000. On December 22, Farmer waived her right to a preliminary hearing. Her case was forwarded to the Logan County Circuit Court for further disposition.
If convicted on all charges, both Dalton and Farmer face 1-10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $10,000 or both for the fraudulent use of access device charges; 1-10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $2,500, or both for the embezzlement charge and 1-5 years imprisonment, a fine up to $10,000 or both for the conspiracy charges.
Criminal complaints are public information. Charges listed in a complaint are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.