Whitesburg KY

Letcher County woman is accused of stealing more than $1,000 worth of water

A Letcher County woman is named in a criminal summons charging her with theft of services for allegedly stealing water from the Letcher County Water and Sewer District.

The summons naming Jessie Pauline Collins, 49, of Smoot Creek was served last week by the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department. An affidavit attached to the summons says Collins committed theft of services greater than $500 when “she intentionally bypassed the water meter and obtained water after the meter was locked off and pulled out on June 21, 2012, and obtained water for the last nearly four years to avoid payment for the service, which is valued at $1,065 at the base rate.”

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