McCracken Woman Arrested for Writing Bad Checks
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - A McCracken County woman has been arrested and charged with writing checks, knowing those checks would not clear the bank.

An employee of Paducah Bank called police on August 6th and said the bank had received several insufficient funds checks that had been deposited into a client’s account.

The following day, Paducah Police began an investigation. It showed 39-year-old Stephanie Clayton-Smith had told an acquaintance that she was having difficulties with her bank, and asked the acquaintance to cash several checks for her at her bank, which was Paducah Bank.

The woman did so, cashing checks for Clayton-Smith totaling $17,900 over a two-day period.

Police arrested Clayton-Smith Tuesday morning on a charge of theft by deception, (cold checks, $10,000 or more). During an interview, she admitted she knew there was not enough money in her account to cover the checks she wrote.

She was taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.

Published 05:02 PM, Tuesday Sep. 11, 2018
Updated 04:32 PM, Tuesday Sep. 11, 2018

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