On Wednesday afternoon, a man and woman from Vine Grove were arrested and lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center for forging and cashing checks from the Meade County Fiscal Court. Brandenburg Police Chief Brian Haag started working the case, after being notified by Judge/Executive Leslie Stith's office that six fraudulent checks had been cashed from the Fiscal Court's account.
Chief Haag was able to track the culprits to a possible address in Vine Grove. After requesting assistance from the Vine Grove Police Department, officers from both agencies went to a residence on Twin Lake Drive where they made contact with Jamie V. McMurray, 42. According to the citation, officers explained why they were there, and she was read her rights. McMurray admitted to her part in the defrauding of the Meade County Fiscal Court. She allowed officers to enter the home where items used to make the forgeries were found. This included blank checks, a printer and a few partially completed checks.
McMurray admitted in a recorded interview to creating the documents with the intent to defraud, and that she created, completed, altered and cashed the forged documents along with Kenneth R. Adams, 40, at the Navy Federal Credit Union in Radcliff, receiving $2,500 from the transactions.
The two are being held on $10,000 cash bonds. McMurray and Adams are both charged with first-degree forgery which is a class C felony and is punishable by five to ten years in prison for each count. They will appear in the Hardin County District Court on Feb. 12.
This is neither individual's first run-in with the law. McMurray has been priorly charged with receiving stolen property u/$10,000 (2016), failure to appear (2017), non-payment of fines and 1st-degree criminal mischief (2018), and 1st-degree possession of controlled substance -- methamphetamine on Dec. 31 of this past year.
Adam's prior arrests include parole violation (2017), parole violation for felony offense (2019), 1st-degree wanton endangerment and menacing (2019) and 1st-degree wanton endangerment and menacing (2020).