Kevil Woman Jailed for Using Grandfather's Checks
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - A woman was arrested Thursday night following an investigation into the use of stolen personal checks.
McCracken County Sheriff's Deputies were called Thursday morning by 68-year-old Henry D'Hallecourt of Kevil, who told them credit cards and checkbooks were missing from his home. He discovered this after noticing transactions on his bank account that were not made by him.
Investigation revealed that his grand-daughter, 25-year-old Amanda M. Duncan of Kevil, had used the credit cards and cashed several of the checks. The five stolen checks totaled $841.40 and 33 credit card transactions totaled $1,880.10.
Duncan came to her grandfather's house, where deputies began questioning her, and one of the stolen credit cards was found in her wallet. When she was arrested, a 3-gram bag of synthetic marijuana was found in her pocket.
Duncan was taken to McCracken County Jail. She faces charges on 5 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument 2nd degree, one count of fraudulent use of a credit card between $500-$10,000, and one count of possession of synthetic marijuana.