EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSEx-Social Service Worker Charged With Stealing Thousands From Company
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Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Jul. 25, 2013 10:36 AM EDT
Updated: Jul. 25, 2013 11:03 AM EDT
Olive Hill , Carter County , Kentucky
An ex-employee of a social services agency in Carter County was indicted for allegedly taking thousands of dollars from the company.
Melissa Black of Olive Hill was indicted by a grand jury on Friday on 12 counts of forgery and theft by unlawful taking, Kentucky State Police said. Black was originally charged with 55 counts of theft by unlawful taking and 54 counts of forgery, but the grand jury only returned an indictment on 12 of the counts.
Troopers said the suspect worked for Northeast Kentucky Community Action Agency in Olive Hill, which provides social services for low and moderate incomes. Troopers said the suspect would forge checks that were issued to clients ranging in amounts from $320 to $2,993. Troopers estimate the suspect took more than $75,000 in funds from the company.
Black was arrested on July 19 and taken to the Carter County Detention Center. State Police continue to investigate.
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