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Man suspected in theft of checks, jewelry

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Landmark News Service

A Bardstown man is suspected of forging thousands of dollars in checks and selling jewelry from a Hodgenville burglary.

Stuart Brent Kirtley, 30, was arrested Tuesday, April 16 after a Cox’s Creek man complained his checkbook had been stolen the day before.

According to a press release, Bardstown Police discovered that 12 checks had been forged. Eleven were cashed for a total of $4,255.

Bardstown Police recovered the stolen checkbook.

But in the course of their investigation, they discovered Kirtley may have been connected with a second theft.

Kirtley allegedly sold $500 worth of jewelry stolen from a Hodgenville residence, the home of his girlfriend’s grandmother.

Kirtley was lodged in the Nelson County Jail and charged with 12 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument and receiving stolen property.