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Former Employee of Ky. Social Service Agency Indicted

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

CARTER COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A Carter County woman was indicted on 12 counts related to more than $75,000 in funds taken from the Northeast Kentucky Community Action Agency, according a Kentucky State Police news release.

Melissa Black of Olive Hill, Ky., a former employee with the agency, was accused of more than 100 charges related to theft and forgery. As mentioned though, she was only indicted on 12 of the suspected counts.

Troopers say the person responsible was forging checks that had been issued to clients. The Northeast Kentucky Community Action Agency provides social services, including educational grants, to Kentucky residents with low and moderate incomes.

Individual checks that were forged and money taken ranged from $320 to more than $2,900.

Black was arrested July 19 and taken to the Carter County Detention Center. The case was presented to a Carter County grand jury a few days later. It remains under investigation.

Agency officials say Black worked with them for 15 years.


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