Former employee of Pike County Master Commissioner’s Office indicted

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Attorney General Andy Beshear announced the indictment of a former employee of the Pike County Master Commissioner's Office.

A Pike County grand jury indicted Linda Chaney, aka Linda Anderson, of Georgetown, on charges of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 and forgery, second degree.

An investigation by the Office of the Attorney General's Department of Criminal Investigations alleges that between Dec. 1, 2014, and March 21, 2016, Chaney wrote checks to herself totaling more than $126,500.

Chaney allegedly altered bank and office records to conceal the thefts, Beshear said.

A master commissioner's office is an agent or arm of a circuit judge and assists the court in the discharge of its duties and the enforcement of its judgments, for example, conducting sales of property to satisfy liens, mortgages or claims of ownership.

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