Covering Kentucky

Feb 8, 2013 7:10 AM

8 Charged With Illegally Getting, Cashing Checks

INEZ, Ky. (AP) - A grand jury in Martin County has indicted eight people on charges of organized crime in thefts from the local water district.

Kentucky State Police said those arrested include seven people from Inez. They are identified as 24-year-old Jerry L. Maynard, 26-year-old Colby C. Maynard, 35-year-old Nannie Lucy Blackburn, 38-year-old Alvin Wesley Johnson, 28-year-old Melissa Hinkle, 29-year-old Justin Keller and 27-year-old Sean Keller.

Also charged was 34-year-old Dennis Scott of Pilgrim.

State police said the suspects fraudulently obtained checks from the Martin County Water District and cashed them.

They are all charged with engaging in organized crime.

KSP Detective Jason Dials continues an investigation of the case.

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