LANCASTER — A former deputy in the Garrard County Clerk’s office has been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly taking more than $10,000 from the office.
Elizabeth Lane of 867 Richmond Road Loop, who is running a write-in campaign for clerk, was indicted Friday on one count of theft of more than $10,000.
The grand jury also indicted Lane on 16 counts of “knowingly entering false, fraudulent, illegitimate or erroneous information into the automated vehicle registration and titling system” while working as a deputy clerk.
Bond was set at $10,000. Kentucky State Police Detective Monte Owens testified before the grand jury.
Lane could not be reached for comment today. Garrard County Clerk Stacy May declined to comment.
According to The Garrard Central Record, Lane was fired in June after she admitted in a recorded conversation to stealing money from the office. Lane told the newspaper that her confession was forced by May and denied taking anything from the office.