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Former PVA Bock's Shock Probation Request Denied
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - Former McCracken County PVA Nancy Bock will have to serve her sentence in a cell.

The McCracken County Circuit Court Clerk's office told West Kentucky Star Thursday afternoon that a request for shock probation has been denied by Judge Tim Stark.

Bock's attorney, Mark Bryant, requested the alternative on September 11 so she could serve the remainder of her four-year sentence outside of prison.

So far, Bock has served less than two months of her sentence. She pleaded guilty in April to seven counts of forgery and one count of theft, and resigned her office last September, just before she was indicted. The charges stem from forged travel vouchers and use of a state credit card for personal purchases.

Bock is under a new investigation by Kentucky State Police after discovery that many county properties have been underassessed for several years.


Original Story:

Former McCracken County Property Valuation Administrator Nancy Bock is requesting shock probation to cut her four year prison sentence short, after being sentenced on theft and forgery charges in July.

In a Sept. 11 motion, Bock's attorney Mark Bryant asks Graves County Circuit Judge Timothy Stark to grant shock probation in the case, allowing her to serve out the remainder of her time outside of prison. Bock has served less than two months of her sentence so far. 

Included in the motion are letters from various people supporting Bock and asking for leniency, including McCracken County Clerk Julie Griggs; Bock's brother, George Bock; Spring Bayou Baptist Church Pastor Wesley Morehead; and others. Bock also writes in a letter that she takes full responsibility for her crimes, and realizes how she has betrayed the public's trust.

The motion also notes that Bock has paid full restitution, and has agreed to pay$12,500 to the state ethics board.

Bock pleaded guilty in April to seven counts of forgery and one count of theft, and resigned her office last September, just before she was indicted. The charges stem from forged travel vouchers and use of a state credit card for personal purchases.

Bock has recently become the subject of a new investigation, after thousands of properties the county's tax rolls were found to be underassessed. That investigation is still ongoing, according to Kentucky State Police.

Published 04:19 PM, Thursday Sep. 19, 2019
Updated 09:12 PM, Monday Sep. 23, 2019

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