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August 19, 2019 Indictments

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By Ben Loyall

Three individuals were indicted by the LaRue County Grand Jury on August 19, 2019, including two indictments involving a stolen identity. All crimes listed below are alleged until proven guilty.

Ronnie Nichols, 29, of Louisville, Kentucky was indicted for one count of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, one count of theft of identity of another without consent, and one count of theft by deception under $500. The first charge occurred when Nichols, either alone or with Britney Craun, submitted a forged check numbered #9726 for the amount of $450 to Capital one with the intent to defraud.

The second charge occurred when Nichols, either alone or with Craun, knowingly stole identity of another individual with the intent of make a financial or credit transaction.

The third charge occurred when Nichols, either alone or with Craun, attempted to pass a check through Capital One for the amount of $450. The alleged acts occurred in LaRue County sometime between October 10, 2018 and October 14, 2018. Nichols’ bail was set at $9,500.

William Fredericks, 41, of Bonnieville, Kentucky was indicted for one count of first-degree assault. The alleged act occurred in LaRue County on January 26. Fredericks, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, wantonly engaged in conduct creating a grave risk of death to another person, and caused serious physical injury to another individual. Fredericks’ bail was set at $100,000.

Britney Craun, 30, of Indianapolis, Indiana was indicted for one count of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, one count of theft by unlawful taking over $500, one count of theft by identity of another without consent, and one count of theft by deception under $500. The first charge occurred when Craun, either alone or with Ronnie Nichols, attempted to submit a forged check for the amount of $430 to PNC Bank with the intent to defraud.

The second charge occurred when Craun, either alone or with Nichols, unlawfully took checks belonging to another individual with the intent to deprive them, for the value of $500 or more but less than $10,000.

The third charge occurred when Craun, either alone or with Nichols, knowingly stole another indidual's identity with the intent of making financial or credit transactions.

The fourth charge occurred when Craun, either alone or with Nichols, attempted to pass a check through PNC Bank for the amount of $430. The alleged acts occurred between October 10, 2018 and October 14, 2018. Her bail was set at $9,500.