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Woman Arrested in Texas on Charges Relating to KSP Identity Theft Case

Date of News Release: 03/12/2016

(Cadiz, KY.) - At approximately 11:00 a.m. on March 11, 2016, Kentucky State Police Post 1 was notified that Nicole M. Banks, 39, had been located and arrested at her residence in Converse, Texas. Banks had been the subject of an investigation into the identity theft of a Madisonville, KY man with ties to Cadiz, KY. When she is extradited to Kentucky, Banks will face five counts of Theft of Identity of Another without Consent (Class D Felony), five counts of Making False Statement as to Identity or Financial Condition (Class D Felony), one count Fraudulent use of Credit Card Over $500 But Less Than $10,000 (Class D Felony), Theft By Unlawful Taking Under $500.00 (Class A Misdemeanor), and Attempted Theft By Unlawful Taking Over $500.00 But Less Than $10,000 (Class A Misdemeanor). These charges stem from a 16 week multi-state investigation by Kentucky State Police Trooper Michael Robichaud and the Converse, Texas Police Department. Banks is in custody in Texas on local theft charges and fugitive charges. Her extradition to Kentucky is pending the outcome of the local charges she faces in Texas.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Trooper Michael Robichaud.

Kentucky State Police were assisted in the investigation by the Converse, Texas Police Department.