A Vine Grove woman, facing 61 counts of possession of a forged instrument in the second degree and theft charges, will be back in court March 5 for review of a previous case.
Penny Lou Emerson, 50, formerly of Hodgenville, is accused of possessing forged checks and passing them to several businesses in the county. She was indicted in January on those charges that allegedly occurred in 2005.
She was convicted in 2002 of second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking in LaRue Circuit Court. She was sentenced to eight years with three years suspended, to run concurrently with cases in Nelson, Jefferson and Hardin counties.
She was also fined $135. The case will be reviewed as to payment of fine and costs.
Emer-son, according to court documents, was previously convicted of second-degree burglary in Nelson Circuit Court and several counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument by Hardin and Jefferson Counties; and theft by unlawful taking in Hardin and LaRue Counties.
LaRue County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Williamson said Emerson had “been on the run since 2005” before she was located in Vine Grove.
Emerson is lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center on $9,500 cash bond.