Aug. 31—When an Ashford lady tried to promote a mattress and breakfast in 2020, one of many visitors refused to depart.
To promote the property, the girl supplied to let the visitor, Allen Owens, 59, keep at her residence as an alternative, and the association continued for greater than a yr, based on a state police affidavit.
This March, the girl reported that Owens had not solely did not pay lease whereas dwelling together with her, however had additionally withdrawn $13,000 from her checking account, withdrawing cash from ATMs in Mansfield and Tolland, based on the affidavit.
Owens was charged Monday with 26 counts of second-degree theft, legal impersonation, theft of a cost card, and illegal use of a cost card.
The affidavit supporting his arrest supplies the next extra particulars:
The lady instructed state police she misplaced her debit card in October 2021 and now believes Owens took it. The primary unauthorized withdrawal from her account occurred that month, on the similar time she started eviction proceedings towards Owens.
She by no means gave Owens her PIN quantity, however Owens had gone to the financial institution together with her for years and will have seen her enter it, the girl stated.
Between October and March, about $13,300 was withdrawn from his account at financial institution branches in Mansfield and Tolland and as soon as in Groton.
State police contacted Owens, who requested if returning the cash would resolve the state of affairs. That deal was supplied to the girl, who stated she would pursue fees towards Owens it doesn’t matter what.
Owens declined to talk additional with state police in regards to the allegations.
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