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Grand jury indicts suspects accused of stealing credit card from fire dept.



The Letcher County Grand Jury has indicted three Letcher County residents on charges of using a Fleet One credit card belonging to the Fleming-Neon Volunteer Fire Department, charging more than $500 in a six-month period from December 26 through March 31.

Justin Juan Bates, 34, of Box 3265, Hwy. 15, Whitesburg; Lindsey H. Whitt, 29, also known as Lindsey P. Whitt, of 68 Blossom Drive, Millstone, and Joshua W. Bentley, 21, of 49-B Bail Drive, McRoberts, are each charged with theft or receipt of a stolen credit card, criminal complicity to the receipt of a stolen credit card, criminal complicity to fraudulent use of a credit card, and criminal complicity to receiving goods obtained by fraud.

Letcher County Sheriff’s Lt. Brian Damron testified in the cases.

The grand jury also indicted three other people.

Matthew E. Wyatt, 23, of 876 Mountain Breeze Road, Mountain Breeze Apt. 396, Jenkins, is accused of the theft of property belonging to Ashley Hatton and her children valued at more than $500, includ- ing an iPad, a video camera and piggy banks contained approximately $200.

Ashley Hatton and Kristi Skeens testified in the case.

Dillion Michael Wright, 21, of Payne, Gap, Jenkins, and 74 Cottage Row, Jenkins, is charged with burglary and theft. The grand jury says he burglarized the home of Wilma Short at 217 Cottage Row, Jenkins, and took jewelry, coins and cashed valued at $10,000 or more in April.

Jenkins Police Officer James Stephens testified in the case.

Desiree N. Frye, 24, of 153 Burdine Road, Burdine, is charged with failing to maintain vehicle insurance, criminal mischief and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury says she intentionally damaged the residence, porch and satellite dish belonging to Warren Bentley, 44122 Hwy. 895, Jenkins, on April 4, 2011, causing a loss of $1,000 or more.

Warren Bentley testified in the case.



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