Kentucky coal company bookkeeper charged with fraud

Posted at 5:59 AM, Nov 24, 2019

PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Kentucky coal company bookkeeper has been charged with embezzling money from her employer.

A federal indictment alleged that Sherry Thomas used her position at Carbon River Coal Company to write checks to herself out of the company's tax payments.

Thomas has been charged with wire fraud for those alleged actions, as well as identity theft for adding the signature of the company's vice president to the withdrawals.

Thomas has been scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 9.