Woman Accused of Forging Grandmother's Checks
By Candice Freeland
PADUCAH, KY - A woman is in jail after allegedly forging checks belonging to a family member.
An investigation began in April, with McCracken County Sheriff's detectives looking into the case of checks forged from the Edward Jones account of an elderly McCracken County woman.
Sheriff's detectives say 85-year-old Mona Klusmeir told them that her granddaughter, 33-year-old Kelly Christian, had been living with her for about three years as she tried to get back on her feet financially. Christian allegedly took her her Grandmother's checkbook and wrote sixty checks totalling $5,000.
She's lodged in the McCracken County jail, facing 60 counts of possession of a forged instrument.
On March 21, Christian was arrested inside a home on Lovelaceville-Florence Station Road. Sheriff's Deputies determined that she had driven her vehicle while under the influence of drugs before abandoning it in a driveway. She ran through the woods, thinking someone was chasing her, before throwing a brick through a French door. She was held at gunpoint by homeowners until deputies arrived. She was in possession of two different types of prescription drugs at the time of her March arrest.