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Boone Co. lawyer arrested for theft and fraud

Authorities have charged a Boone County lawyer for cheating his clients out of hundreds of thousand of dollars.

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BOONE CO. Ky, (WKYT) - Authorities have charged a Boone County lawyer for cheating his clients out of hundreds of thousand of dollars.

John Arnett is charged with five counts of theft and three counts of forgery.

Investigators say he forged court documents and bank statements to conceal his crimes for 13 years.

Police say his scheme unraveled in December when he refused to give more than $82,000 to a couple and a judge had him jailed for contempt of court.

Since then investigators located additional victims with the possibility there are still more yet undiscovered.

Arnett is at the Boone County Detention Center


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