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Sheriff: Cold checks used to buy carpet, mattresses

Anthony Ayers, Linda Sizemore, Melissa Hill (source: Laurel County Sheriff) Anthony Ayers, Linda Sizemore, Melissa Hill (source: Laurel County Sheriff)
Carpet and furniture recovered Carpet and furniture recovered
Victims loading recovered items in truck Victims loading recovered items in truck

LAUREL COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – Sheriffs arresteda couple after cold checks were used to purchase household items.

Sheriff John Root said they received a complaintof a theft at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday. The witnesses said they saw a silver Dodgepickup traveling northbound on U.S. 25.

Police said the vehicle tried to getaway, but was stopped a short distance away.

39-year-old Anthony Ayers and35-year-old Linda Sizemore were both charged and taken into custody.

An investigation determined the couple hadwritten cold checks to at least two businesses. They purchased items such as amattresses, lumber, carpet and furniture and sold the items to a woman onKeve Lane for cash. The checks the couple were allegedly writing were from a closedaccount.

They are both charged with theft by deception,cold checks under $10,000 and forgery. Ayers is also being charged on 24outstanding bench warrants. Sizemore is being charged with three outstandingbench warrants.

As the investigation continued, policearrested 55-year-old Melissa Hill, the owner of the mobile home on Keve Lane,and charged her with receiving stolen property under $10,000.
All of the stolen property has been recovered. All three are being lodged inthe Laurel County Detention Center.

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