A Mary Alice man has been indicted for allegedly attempting to cash a check written on a closed account that had belonged to his grandfather.
Willie Bob Irvin, 25, was arrested on an indictment warrant on Tuesday by Loyall City Police Officer Mitch Alford.
According to the indictment, Irvin attempted to exploit an adult in a manner that could have resulted in a total loss to the adult of more than $300 in financial or other resources. Irvin attempted to receive money from a checking account that belonged to his grandfather.
Harlan City Police Department Sgt. Jeff Owens presented the evidence to the grand jury resulting in the indictment.
The indictment stems from an arrest warrant obtained by Kentucky State Police Trooper Andy Soltess.
According to the original arrest warrant, Irvin got his grandfather to sign checks in order to receive cash. Irvin and a co-defendant were attempting to cash a check in the amount of $300 at Don’s Super Saver on May 28, 2012. A store employee noticed the account had been closed and contacted the Harlan City Police Department. Irvin admitted to an officer that he got his grandfather to sign the check.
The warrant additionally states the grandfather had been declared to be “a person of unsound mind” and a guardian had been appointed over him on December 22, 2011. The guardian acknowledged she did not with the check on behalf of the grandfather, and that the check was forged.
The indictment was handed down by the grand jury on April 6.
Irvin was indicted for attempting to knowingly exploit an adult. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,500 full cash bond.
Reach Joe P. Asher at 606-909-4132 or on Twitter @joe_hde