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Forged Check Investigation and Arrest in Pulaski County

Date of News Release: 11/27/2007

(LONDON) - On 09-07-2007 the Kentucky State Police, Post 11 received a report of Forged Checks being used at the Wal-Mart and Kroger stores in Somerset, KY to purchase approximately, $8,000.00 in merchandise.

Trooper Anthony Phillips, after a lengthy investigation, presented his findings to the Pulaski Grand Jury and an indictment was returned against Brian Z. Cook, 22, of Neely Lane in the Science Hill Community of Pulaski County. Trooper Phillips located and arrested Cook on 11-27-2007 and charged him with 8 counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2ND degree and was able to recover approximately $2,500.00 worth of the merchandise. Cook was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

Trooper Anthony Phillips is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by Loss Prevention Officer Danny Piccard from the Somerset Wal-Mart Store.

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