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September 21, 2012

Former Wayne clerk charged with forgery

Somerset —  

A former Wayne County elected official is in jail after being charged with forging the signature of Pulaski County Clark Ralph Troxtell.
Jennifer “Melissa” Turpin, 39, of Monticello, was arrested yesterday and charged with one count of second-degree forgery, a Class D felony, according to Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.
Turpin is the office manager and title clerk for Somerset Auto Auction, according to Conway.
Turpin is accused of forging the signature of Troxtell on a title for a 2006 Toyota Highlander sold on Craig’s List to a Maryland resident.
Turpin was arrested following a probe by the attorney general’s department of criminal investigations, according to Conway.
Turpin was lodged at the Pulaski County Detention Center of a $5,000 bond.
Turpin is currently on probation in Franklin Circuit Court for filing false tax returns and failure to pay taxes, and in Wayne Circuit Court for abuse of public trust over $10,000.

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