Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Illegal Pawn Shop in Morehead
Date of News Release: 03/02/2012
(Morehead, KY) -- On March 2, 2012, Kentucky State Police Trooper Keith Howard arrested Marcia Wallace, age 32, for operating an illegal pawn shop out of her residence located at 69 High Street, Morehead, KY 40351. Ms. Wallace was accepting food stamp cards and merchandise that was purchased from food stamp cards for pawn debt which occurred on 13 separate occasions, amounting to $663.53. The transactions occurred between December 19, 2011 and February 25, 2012. In addition, Wallace possessed a food stamp card that was not hers. Ms. Wallace was arrested at her residence without incident. She was charged with "Know Fraudulently Use ID card or Electronic Code for Benefits" and is housed at the Rowan County Detention Center. The case remains under investigation by Trooper Keith Howard.