Woman Accused Of Passing Bad Checks In Three Counties

Reported by: Tom Kenny
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Updated: 2/19/2013 4:52 pm
The Laurel County Sheriff's Office said Joetta Benge, 40, of Laurel County, was arrested Tuesday and charged with passing cold checks in Laurel, Pulaski and Knox Counties.

She was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Benge wrote a cold check for more than $2,500 to buy a car from a dealership in Knox County.

Investigators said she also wrote a cold check for more than $1,300 to a tire store in Laurel County. 

The Sheriff's Office said Benge was wanted on an outstanding warrant in Pulaski County for failing to appear in court on a cold check charge.
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