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Grand jury indicts five people for passing, possession of forged currency

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO
STAFF REPORT

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 — Five people were indicted Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, by a Nelson County grand jury for passing or possession of counterfeit $20 or $100 bills.

The offense is a Class C felony punishable by one to five years in prison.

19-CR-48. MICHAEL GENE RAMSEY, 36, Bardstown, possession of a forged instrument, first-degree (3 counts).

According to the indictment, on Nov. 6, 2019, Ramsey allegedly passed three forged $20 bills at Bardstown City Hall with the intent to defraud or deceive. Bail was set at $20,000 cash only. Arraignment date is Feb. 21, 2019.

19-CR-49. TRAVIS CHRISTOPHER BRYANT, 20, Bardstown, possession of a forged instrument, first-degree.

According to the indictment, on Jan. 10, 2019, Bryant allegedly passed a forged $20 bill at the Nelson County Library with the intent to defraud or deceive. Bail was set at $9,500 cash only plus conditions.

19-CR-58. LUCINDA DOWNS, 49, Bardstown, possession of a forged instrument in the first-degree.

According to the indictment, on Jan. 8, 2019, Downs allegedly passed a forged $100 bill at the North Third Street Five Star Food Mart with the intent to defraud or deceive. Bail was set at $5,000 cash only, plus conditions.

19-CR-60. DAVID WAYNE WORKS, 40, Louisville, possession of a forged instrument, first-degree (2 counts); persistent felony offender, first-degree.

According to the indictment, on Jan 11, 2019, Works allegedly passed two $50 bills at the Bardstown Kroger store knowing the money was forged and having the intent to defraud or deceive. The indictment cites Works’ prior felony convictions as the basis for the persistent felony offender charge. Bail was set at $50,000 cash only, plus conditions.

19-CR-62. DAVID WAYNE WORKS, 40, Louisville, possession of a forged instrument, first-degree; possession of a handgun by a convicted felon; receiving stolen property (firearm); possession of controlled substance, first-degree (methamphetamine); possession of drug paraphernalia; persistent felony offender, first-degree.

According to the indictment, on Jan. 14, 2019, Works allegedly was found in possession of a forged $100 bill, a stolen EAA Witness 9mm pistol, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Works’ prior felony convictions are the basis for the persistent felony offender charge. Bail was set at $50,000 cash only, plus conditions.

19-CR-64. AMANDA STARR FRANK, 37, Umatilla, Fla, possession of a forged instrument, first-degree; possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the indictment, on Jan. 14, 2019, Frank was allegedly found in possession of a forged $100 bill and drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $5,000 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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