Finance officer Phelps pleads “Not Guilty”

RICHMOND, Ky (WTVQ) — Police say a judge entered a ‘not guilty’ plea for Former Madison County EMA/CSEPP finance officer Tamara Phelps on Wednesday, May 27 at her district court arraignment.

Police report Phelps is faced with 60 counts of forgery, and one count of theft by unlawful taking. Phelps allegedly forged her boss’s signature on 60 purchase orders, to buy personal items for auction and to decorate her own home.

She is also accused of using her boss’s signature to purchase auto repairs, resulting in a total of over $33,000, officials say.

Police add that Phelps was fired shortly after her arrest.

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