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Man admits stealing hundreds of marriage licenses

By: mark kennedy Email
By: mark kennedy Email

A Lexington man admitted to stealing more than a thousand marriage licenses from six different central Kentucky county clerk's offices to make money.

50-year old William Rush Jr. was arrested early Wednesday morning in Jessamine county after showing up at the county clerk's office. Police say Bush admitted to going to six central Kentucky county clerk's offices over the past couple of weeks and stealing marriage licenses. He told police he worked for a data entry company and would make forty cents for each license he entered online.

Jessamine county clerk, Eva McDaniel says like every citizen, Bush could have written the information down or paid for a copy and that would have been legal.

Police confiscated more than a thousand of the marriage licenses from two Fayette county homes, including his parents on Auburn drive. The licenses came from Scott, Bourbon, Woodford, Madison and Fayette county clerk's offices.

So far, Bush is only charged in Jessamine county, but will likely be charged in the other counties where the licenses were stolen.


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