Five people were indicted in Grayson County Circuit Court this month for attempting to pass forged checks.
William C. Howell, Tiffany L. Logsdon, Daniel W. Stevenson and Hope M. Elkins were all listed as co-defendants facing indictment on Nov. 3 for attempting to defraud Irene Ray in March of this year.
Howell, Logsdon, Stevenson and Elkins allegedly had in their possession forged checks drawn on the Leitchfield Deposit Bank account belonging to Ray, and attempted to defraud her by use of forged checks in the amount of $450 and $630 which were written on March 19 and 25.
Howell, 23, of Clarkson; Logsdon, 26, of Caneyville; Stevenson, 24, of Falls of Rough; and Elkins, 28, of Horse Branch were each charged with two counts of criminal possession of forged instrument in the second degree, and one count of knowingly exploiting an adult resulting in the loss of resources over $300.
Stevenson was additionally charged with being a persistent felony offender in the first degree, while Logsdon and Elkins were each charged with being a persistent felony offender in the second degree.
Leitchfield Police Detective Kevin Smith served as a witness against the co-defendants.
The Commonwealth recommended that Stevenson be held on a $10,000 full cash bond. He was briefly lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center (GCDC) before being released.
A $10,000 bond, with 50 percent being required in cash was recommended for both Logsdon and Elkins. The two women were both still lodged in the GCDC as of press time.
Howell was recommended a $10,000 bond with 25 percent being required in cash.
In a separate case, 25-year-old Amanda G. McClure is being charged with 16 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree.
Court documents accuse McClure of having attempted to pass 16 forged checks from the account of Dorothy A. Miller between Aug. 31 and Sept. 8 of this year.
The alleged forged checks were passed to Five Star, Tar Quick Sack, Best Grocery, One Stop and Wal-Mart with amounts ranging from $21.00 up to $222.70.
Seven of the checks were purportedly passed on Aug. 31, six on Sept. 1, two on Sept. 4 and a final check on Sept. 8, according to court documents.
The total amount listed for all checks was $1,085.53.
Grayson County Sheriff’s Deputy Joey Beasley served as a witness against McClure, for whom the Commonwealth recommended a $10,000 bond, with 20 percent being required in cash.
Each of the individuals listed in this article are facing an indictment, which is a formal criminal charge, but is not a finding of guilt. All individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty.
Reach Brittany WIse at 270-259-9622 ext. 2014.