Muhlenberg Woman Arrested in Identity Theft Case


Sheriff Curtis McGehee

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (7/29/14) — A Muhlenberg County woman has been charged in an identity theft case that began earlier this month.

According to a Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Office report, Deputy B.W. DeArmond opened the investigation after a victim reported having multiple credit cards taken out in his name and checks being written on his account.

After the investigation, DeArmond arrested Tonya L. Payne and charged her with eight counts of identity theft, eight counts of credit card receipt and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.

DeArmond was assisted by the Greenville Police Department.

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