3 arrested on stolen checks, forgery charges in western Ky. - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

3 arrested on stolen checks, forgery charges in western Ky.

John B. Garnett (Source: McCracken County Jail) John B. Garnett (Source: McCracken County Jail)
Mitzi R. Garnett (Source: McCracken County Jail) Mitzi R. Garnett (Source: McCracken County Jail)
Amanda Duncan (Source: McCracken County Jail) Amanda Duncan (Source: McCracken County Jail)
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

Three people in western Kentucky are facing stolen checks and forgery charges.

John B. Garnett, 26 , of Paducah was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, second degree, fraudulent use of a credit card $500 < $10,000, fleeing or evading police, second degree.

Mitzi R. Garnett, 57, of Paducah was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, second degree and falsely reporting an incident.

McCracken County Deputies say a continuing investigation showed that  John B. Garnett had used the stolen credit card, along with at least two of the stolen checks, at several area businesses and banks.

Deputies also found that Garnett's mother, Mitzi R. Garnett, had also cashed at least two of the forged checks at a local bank.

Investigators say Garnett tried to file a false police report to attempt to cover the illegal use of the checks that were deposited into her bank account.

When deputies attempted to arrest John B. Garnett at a residence on Bridge Street in Paducah, John Garnett led deputies on a short foot pursuit where he was caught a short distance from where it had begun.

Shortly after Mr. Garnett's arrest his mother, Mitzi Garnett, was placed under arrest at her residence on Old North Friendship Road without incident.

Both were taken to the McCracken County Jail.

In a separate incident, deputies responded to the area of Old Hinkleville Road on July 19 to investigate the theft of credit cards along with the victims check books.

Deputies say the victim, Henry A. D'Hallecourt of Kevil said that he had found his credit cards and several check books missing from his residence.

D'Hallecourt began looking for the stolen items when he got his bank statements and noticed charges to his account that were not made by him.

Investigators say Amanda M. Duncan of Kevil, and the granddaughter of the victim, had been cashing the checks and was also using the stolen credit cards at several local businesses.

After investigators talked to D'Hallecourt's bank and creditors, they found that Duncan had used five stolen checks totaling $841.40 and made 33 transactions using the stolen credit cards for a total of $1880.10.

Deputies say they found Duncan on July 20 when she arrived at the D'Hallecourt residence.

While questioning Duncan, investigators say one of the stolen credit cards was found in her wallet.

Duncan was then placed under arrest at D'Hallecourt's residence. Deputies say they also found a 3-gram bag of synthetic marijuana in Duncan's pocket.

Duncan was charged with forged with criminal possession of a forged instrument second degree, fraudulent use of a credit card $500 < $10,000,  and possession of synthetic cannabinoid agonists or piperazines.

Deputies say they found a 3-gram bag of synthetic marijuana in Duncan's pocket.

Duncan was taken to the McCracken County Jail.

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