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Criminal Arrest in Simpson County

Date of News Release: 11/29/2007

(Bowling Green, KY) - Kentucky State Police and West Drug Enforcement Branch of KSP conducted an 11 month investigation due to irregularities from the Simpson County Chamber of Commerce while Karen Eaton was Executive Director from September of 2000 to January of 2007 and missing money from grants from Department of Agriculture.

Detective Dukes from KSP and Tom Koon from Special Investigation Branch with KSP found through their investigation the information that led to the charges of Theft by unlawful taking over $300.00 - 2 counts.

On 11/29/2007 Karen Eaton was arrested on the charges of Theft by unlawful taking over $300.00 - 2 counts and was lodged in the Simpson County Jail. Karen Eaton was charged on an indictment out of Franklin County KY. Karen Eaton will be arraigned in Franklin County Circuit Court on December 7th at 0900 hours. Investigation continues.

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