TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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KSP arrests Christian County man on McCracken County Felonies
Date of News Release: 01/19/2014
(Hickory, Ky.) - On Friday, January 17, 2014, Kentucky State Police charged Timothy Wharton, 38 of Hopkinsville, with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, 2nd Degree and Theft by Deception O/500, both Class D Felonies. These charges stem from an investigation into a computer-generated, forged check that was passed against the checking account belonging to the Graves County Board of Education.
The investigation began on January 2, 2014, when the Finance Officer for the Graves County Board of Education discovered a forged check written to Wharton in the monthly bank statement. The check was written in the amount of $1,868.98 and was cashed on December 24, 2013. Detectives with Kentucky State Police immediately reviewed video from the transaction where the check was cashed and confirmed the identity of the perpetrator.
KSP obtained an arrest warrant on January 11, 2014. Wharton was arrested by the Henderson County Sherriff's Office and lodged in the Henderson County Detention Center.
The investigation continues by Detective Kyle Nall, and additional charges are pending. Detective Nall was assisted by Paducah Police Department, United States Secret Service, Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole and the Henderson County Sherriff's Office.