Police News for March 17

March 17, 2004

Lincoln man faces forgery charges

STANFORD - A man accused of signing his father's name on more than $2,000 worth of checks is awaiting a preliminary hearing in Lincoln County, and a grand jury in Casey County will consider similar charges against him this week.

Police said Jamie Tillett, 31, of Rube Brown Road, Hustonville, allegedly cashed 34 forged checks at local businesses early this year.

According to complaints, Tillett allegedly used checks from the account of Wanda and Carles Tillett at three Lincoln County locations, D.J. Food Mart, Kings Grocery and Coffman's Garage and Grocery.


Wanda and Carles Tillett posted the $20,000 property bond for their son Feb. 19 after he turned himself in to Lincoln County authorities.

One day earlier, he was bonded out for $75,000 in Casey County, where he had been arrested by state police on three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Tuesday, Tillett was arrested again by Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff Ron Luster on additional charges. He is currently in the Lincoln County Regional Jail on a $5,500 cash bond.

A preliminary hearing on the 34 original counts of forgery has been scheduled for 2 p.m. March 22 in Lincoln District Court.

Theft from vehicle reported

HARRODSBURG - City police are investigating the theft of items belonging to Derrik S. Jones that were in his unlocked vehicle Friday morning.

Jones, of Barr Street, said someone stole a CD player, amplifier, two speakers, a stereo wiring kit, 10 CDs, a Play Station game, and two bottles of cologne. The items were valued at $1,228.

Anyone with information about the thefts may contact the Harrodsburg Police Department at (859) 734-3311.

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