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Recent investigation into female individual passing a fraudulent payroll check at Save a Lot here in West Liberty has led to Betty Sue Jones of Lexington Ky. being charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument.  Investigation has disclosed that Mrs. Jones is the same individual who committed similar crimes in and was a fugitive from several different police jurisdictions throughout central Kentucky and Southern Ohio. We received several tips. As well as notification of a similar looking female individual committing similar crimes in other areas throughout KY after the story aired on WKYT Lexington news and was published in the Licking Valley Courier. 

 The identification of Mrs. Jones was a result of contact with News Media, KSP Intelligence, Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC), and photos of the suspect along with physical descriptors being emailed to several police jurisdictions in Kentucky in an attempt to locate and identify the female captured on surveillance video passing the fraudulent check.

 Betty Jones 54 who was currently residing in Lexington KY was identified as a possible match to bulletins received by Lexington Metro Police Detectives from West Liberty Police Department Investigators. Ms. Jones was being sought in connection to a 2008 theft case being investigated by Metro Detectives. Her information was released to Crime Stoppers which resulted in her arrest on August 11th. Detectives were able to provide current photographs of Ms. Jones, who was identified by victims here in West Liberty . After being identified Ms. Jones was charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument by West Liberty Police Department on August 14th.

 Ms. Jones is currently being held in The Fayette County Detention Center awaiting charges from several jurisdictions.


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