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Jury: Man stole $6,050 from Whitesburg church



Nine people are named in 12 indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury including a painter and builder accused of taking more than $6,000 from the Whitesburg United Methodist Church.

Anthony Carl Day, 37, also known as Tony Day, of 2950 Hwy, 931, Whitesburg, is charged with possession of a forged instrument and theft by deception. The grand jury says Day cashed a $200 forged check drawn on the account of the Methodist Church at Community Trust Bank on Sept. 15, 2012.

In a second indictment, Day is accused of two counts of possession of a forged instrument and two counts of theft by deception. He is accused of cashing a $700 forged check drawn on the account of the Whitesburg United Methodist Church at Community Trust Bank on Nov. 19, 2012 and of cashing a $700 forged check drawn on the account of the Whitesburg United Methodist Church at Community Trust Bank on Nov. 26, 2012.

In a third indictment, Day is charged with four counts of possession of a forged instrument and four counts of theft by deception. He is accused of cashing a $500 forged check drawn on the account of the Whitesburg United Methodist Church at Community Trust Bank on Dec. 18, 2012, cashing a $1,750 forged check drawn on the account of the Whitesburg United Methodist Church at Community

Trust Bank on Dec. 19, 2012, cashing a $950 forged check drawn on the account of the Whitesburg United Methodist Church at Community Trust Bank on Dec. 21, 2012, and cashing a $650 forged check drawn on the account of the Whitesburg United Methodist Church at Community Trust Bank on Dec. 22, 2012.

Day is accused in a fourth indictment of possession of a forged instrument and theft by deception. The grand jury says he cashed a $600 forged check drawn on the account of the Whitesburg United Methodist Church at Community Trust Bank on Feb. 11.

Kentucky State Trooper Donald White testified in the cases.

Also indicted are:

• James M. Fouts Jr. — theft by deception.

Fouts, 41, of 6053 Hwy. 805, Jenkins, is charged with obtaining $2,300 in cash from Elisha Creech on Feb. 1 by selling him a 2010 Polaris Razor belonging to Donald Duty. The grand jury says after the Polaris Razor was returned to its owner, Fouts refused to refund any of the purchase price to Creech.

Elisha Creech testified in the case.

• Corbin J. Joseph — theft by failure to make required disposition of property.

The grand jury charges Joseph, 43, of 101 Circle Drive, Whitesburg, with obtaining a commercial tire changer and balancer valued at $6,200 from Mike Castle, doing business as Snap on Tools, on Oct. 29, 2009 and failing to make the required payments.

Mike Castle testified in the case.

• Christopher Kyle Sexton — tampering with physical evidence.

Sexton, 31, of 136 Earl Drive, Whitesburg, and 242 Vates Branch, Whitesburg, is accused of removing Facebook messages on May 31, 2012 which he believed were to be used in custody proceedings then pending in Letcher Circuit Court.

Angela Collins testified in the case.

• Ricky Collins — operating a vehicle under the influence of intoxicants (fourth offense), driving with a suspended license (third offense), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance, and being a persistent felony offender.

The grand jury accuses Collins, 41, of 392 Hwy. 931 S., Whitesburg, and 401 Plum St., Hazard, of driving while intoxicated on June 28. He is also charged with possessing Oxycodone, storing a controlled substance in a plastic container and driving with a suspended license.

Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields testified in the case.

• Amanda D. Archer — criminal mischief.

Archer, 36, of 192 Back St., Cromona, is charged with damaging a 1997 Dodge Dakota pickup truck belong to Shawn Hall on Nov. 14, 2011, by keying the side of the vehicle.

Shawn Hill testified in the case.

• Mark D. Smith — flagrant non support and being a persistent felony offender.

Smith, 30, of 115 Chase Dr., Gaffney, S.C., is charged with failing to provide support for his three minor children for at least six months.

Shirley Fields, Letcher County Division of Child Support Enforcement, testified in the case.

• Travis Ray Tackett — flagrant non support and being a persistent felony offender.

Tackett, 33, of House 50 Penwood Dr., Whitesburg, and 50 Pinewood Dr., Whitesburg, an inmate in the Letcher County Jail, is charged with failing to provide support for his minor child for at least six months.

Shirley Fields, Letcher County Division of Child Support Enforcement, testified in the case.

• Rick Allen Anderson — flagrant non support.

Anderson, 36, of 2057 Crossing Court, Apt. G, Greenfield, Ind., and 834 W. Main, Greenfield, Ind., is charged with failing to provide support for his minor children, accruing an arrearage of $12,889 through July 31 and failing to make payments for at least six months.

Shirley Fields, Letcher County Division of Child Support Enforcement, testified in the case.



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