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Fraudulent Use of Credit Card Investigation and Arrest

Date of News Release: 04/11/2010

(Murray, Ky.) -- Kentucky State Police Post 1-Mayfield and the Marion (KY) Police Department received complaints that someone was using a credit card belonging to a deceased man from Marion at several locations in the Western Kentucky area. Upon further investigation, Trooper Eric Fields identified and arrested Ms. Kristi L. Allen (42) of Murray, KY, charging her with four counts of Forgery in the 2nd Degree, and three counts of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card. The Marion Police Department also has charges pending against Allen relating to the use of the credit card in their jurisdiction.

At the time of her arrest, Ms. Allen was on probation from Carlisle Circuit Court and Marshall District Court for similar offenses. Ms. Allen was lodged in the Calloway County Jail and the investigation is continuing by Trooper Fields of the Kentucky State Police and Officer Marty Hodge of the Marion Police Department.

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