Last updated: February 27. 2014 5:02PM - 2749 Views
By Joe P. Asher

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A man and woman are facing charges after allegedly depositing forged checks at a Harlan bank.

Louis Abdo, 42, of Northwood Ohio, and Darlene Napier, 41, of Harlan, were arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday.

Abdo was arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Winston Yeary. Napier was arrested by Deputy Jason Snellings.

According to a press release, Abdo and Napier deposited $1,700 in stolen and forged checks into an account at The Bank of Harlan. The pair then withdrew the cash from the account.

Abdo and Napier were both charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and theft by deception under $500 and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on $3,000 cash bonds secured by 10 percent.

The case is being investigated by Yeary.

In other police activity:

* Charles Napier, 23, of Keokee, Va., was arrested by Deputy Travis Freeman on an indictment warrant on Wednesday. Napier was charged with third-degree trafficking a controlled substance, second-degree trafficking a controlled substance, third-degree assault, trafficking marijuana, first-degree wanton endangerment, intimidating a participant in the legal process, second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, third-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree robbery. Napier was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center;

* Rhonda Johnson, 27, of Ages, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Brandon Burton on Wednesday and charged with theft by deception including cold checks under $10,000, simple assault and public intoxication by a controlled substance (excludes alcohol). Johnson was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,000 bond secured by 10 percent and a $5,000 full cash bond.

Joe P. Asher may be reached at 606-573-4510, ext. 113, or on Twitter @joe_hde

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