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The Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts, Audit Division assisted in the investigation. Pike Commonwealth's Attorney Rick Bartley is prosecuting the case.
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By Terry Sebastian and Crystal Staley
News from KY Attorney General's Office of Communications

FRANKFORT, KY (Thu 10 Aug 2017) - A Pike County grand jury has indicted a former employee of the Pike County Master Commissioner's Office, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today.

Linda Chaney, aka Linda Anderson, of Georgetown, KY, has been indicted on 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, 46, wrote checks to herself totaling more than $126,500.

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

The Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts, Audit Division assisted in the investigation. Pike Commonwealth's Attorney Rick Bartley is prosecuting the case.

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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