A Whitley City woman is facing two indictments by the McCreary County Grand Jury on a large theft by deception case involving nearly $40,000 of alleged thefts from a local business and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
Patricia Meadows, of Whitley City was indicted on 25 counts of Theft by Deception of the value of $500 or more for allegedly converting funds from the account of Greater Air Systems of Kentucky on multiple occasions between November 2014 and April 2017, totaling more than $30,000.
Meadows is also facing three counts of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card over $500 within Six Months for the alleged unauthorized use of a credit card issued to Greater Air Systems of Kentucky to obtain gas and merchandise totaling more than $7,000.
Robert Meadows was indicted on two counts of Theft by Deception of the value of $500 or more for allegedly “individually or in complicity with Patricia Meadows” converting funds from the Greater Air Systems account totaling more than $1,300.
Patricia Meadows was also named in a separate indictment on three counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged instrument for allegedly possession forged checks from the account of the American Legion Post 115 Ladies Auxiliary, totaling $450.
Barbara Lynch, of Whitley City was also named with Meadows in the indictment on one count of Criminal Possession of a forged instrument for allegedly possessing a forged check from the same account in the amount of $500.
In other indictments:
Dwayne Watson, of Hendersonville, TN, was indicted on one count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property of the Value of $500 or More for reportedly converting $4,000, which was to be used to build a garage, for his own benefit on September 17.
Brooklyn Stephens, of Pine Knot, was indicted on one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance first degree and one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia for allegedly being found with a quantity of methamphetamine and needles, baggies, scales and a grinder on May 11.
Jackie King, of Strunk, was indicted on charges of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance first degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia for allegedly being found with a quantity of methamphetamine and glass pipes on May 12.
Gary Baker, of Lexington, was indicted on charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Second Offense, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia for reportedly being found to be driving under the influence on March 15, and while having in his possession a quantity of methamphetamine and syringes.
The Voice would like to remind our readers that an indictment is not an indication of one’s guilt or innocence, but represents that enough evidence exists in a case to pursue the matter in a court of law.