Estill County Man Given Six Years for Theft, Persistent Felon Charges

Posted at 1:21 PM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 13:21:13-04

FRANKFORT, KY. (LEX 18) – A 30-year-old Estill County man was sentenced to six years in prison on a theft by deception of $5,000 or more charge and a second-degree persistent felony offender charge.

Michael D. Miller, of Irvine, was sentenced May 25 by Estill Circuit Judge Michael Dean.

Miller used his victim’s credit card to buy thousands of dollars of merchandise for himself rather than purchase items agreed upon between him and the victim for a house-remodeling project.   

In December 2017, an Estill County grand jury indicted Miller, who made the personal purchases between March and May of 2017.

Miller was charged with three felony convictions on theft, burglary and forgery in 2016, according to Beshear’s Office of Special Prosecutions. He received prison sentences of five years and two years for those crimes, but was released on shock probation.