VENETA, Ore. — A Veneta couple is facing charges after being accused of stealing a significant amount of cash from an elderly man in the woman’s care.
Investigators say the couple, Jason and Eva Cagle, took advantage of an elderly man in poor health, stealing nearly $100,000 in cash.
Eva was a caregiver for the man. Lane County deputies say they got a complaint from someone close to the victim. They served a search warrant on the couple’s home Thursday morning on Territorial Highway, just south of Perkins, where they say they found evidence of felony theft.
“Serving the search warrant, we found several thousand dollars in cash, couple vehicles, as well as furniture and other household fixtures that were purchased with stolen money,” said Sgt. David Rogers, Lane County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies say the theft had been going on since at least January. They say Cagle was employed as a caregiver through a company, but investigators wouldn’t release the name of that business.
Officers say they aren’t investigating any other clients or the company she worked for.
Deputies don’t believe there are other victims.