By Jeff Noble / Staff Writer
An investigation into the theft of a debit card — and its extensive use at area businesses for making illegal purchases — is being conducted by the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office.
The card belongs to an 82-year-old woman from London, according to Sheriff John Root.
On Tuesday, the sheriff’s office reported that apparently the woman was a patient at a medical facility in the area when her debit card was allegedly stolen between Jan. 4 and Jan. 9.
In addition, a bank card belonging to the victim began being used on Jan. 8.
As of Tuesday, officials said a total of more than $1,700 has been illegally used on the stolen debit card.
Root noted a purchase from Aeropostale was made with items being shipped to an address on Dean Hundley Road in East Bernstadt. After being contacted by deputies, persons living at that residence denied having knowledge of the theft items.
Also, a purchase on the victim’s debit card was found at the Corbin Walmart.
Management at the store cooperated with the Sheriff’s Office with surveillance video being obtained.
The video cameras showed a female and a male with children pushing bicycles out of the store that had been purchased with the stolen debit card.
Sheriff’s Detective Josh Scott continues to investigate, and was assisted by Deputy Shane Rice.
If you recognize either one of the adults in the pictures, you’re asked to contact the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office in London at 606-864-6600, or 606-878-7000. You can remain anonymous.
More than $1,700 illegally used on card; suspects caught on tape
By Jeff Noble / Staff Writer
Former Barbourville Mayor David Thompson (right) gives one of the papers he’s signed to file for running for office to Knox County Clerk Mike Corey on Monday. Thompson — who was the city’s mayor from November 2006 to March 2014 — will be running for the mayor’s job again on November 4. Currently, Thompson and current Barbourville City Council Member Gary Williams are running for the city’s top spot.
David Thompson to run again
The mayor’s race in Barbourville will have a familiar name on the November ballot.
- David Thompson to run again
- Local News
- Local Sports
The North Laurel All-Stars represented Kentucky at the Little League Softball Central Region Tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana. The team lost three straight games and was eliminated from the tournament.
End of the Line
Recil Jones’ North Laurel 11-12 year-old All-Stars finished their stay in the Central Region Tournament with an 0-3 record after dropping a 9-4 decision to Wisconsin state champion Franklin Little League.
Knox County's state title run comes to an end
The Knox County 11-year-old All Stars came in to Monday’s contest with Owensboro Southern knowing that the winner would move on to the semifinals of the state tournament.
- End of the Line
Local woman vyes for Miss Kentucky crown
A Williamsburg woman is among the 32 contestants representing local scholarship pageants from across the state who will vye for the title of Miss Kentucky 2014.
- Local woman vyes for Miss Kentucky crown
July’s jumpin’ in Downtown Corbin
After Thursday’s fun, festivities and fireworks during the Independence Day Block Party, how do you top the month best known as the sizzling center of summer?
- July’s jumpin’ in Downtown Corbin