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Local man indicted for allegedly forging checks on family member’s account

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO
STAFF REPORT

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 — A Bardstown man was indicted Wednesday by a Nelson County grand jury on charges related to the alleged theft of money from his grandmother.

Caylen Drew Lovvorn, 25, of Bardstown, was indicted Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, on charges of knowingly exploiting an adult over $300; theft by unlawful taking, $10,000 or more; and 11 counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument.

According to the indictment, between April 20 and May 25, 2017, Lovvorn allegedly forged 11 checks totaling $31,880 and cashed them at various banks. The check amounts varied between $500 and $5,500.

The checks were written on an account belonging to a family member who recently passed away.

The exploitation of an adult and theft by unlawful taking charges are Class C felonies, punishable by 5 to 10 years in prison. The possession of a forged instrument charge is a Class D felony and punishable by one to five years in prison.

Lovvorn’s arraignment was set for 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Nelson Circuit Court. Bail was set at $9,500 cash only, plus conditions.

Editor’s Note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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