Former Madison County Clerk charged with theft

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A former Madison County Clerk has been indicted on a charge of theft based on accusations that he registered personal vehicles without paying taxes, interest and penalties.

William Gabbard is scheduled to appear in Madison Circuit Court on Aug. 15 for arraignment.

Attorney General Jack Conway says the investigation of Gabbard started in November 2009 after a state auditor's review of his office. Gabbard is accused of changing social security numbers in the Automated Vehicle Information System allowing Gabbard to register his personal vehicles without paying taxes, interest and penalties.

Prosecution of this case is being handled by the Fayette County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, following a request by Madison County Commonwealth's Attorney David Smith for appointment of a special prosecutor.

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