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Kaminsky indicted for alleged check fraud

By Anthony Cloud acloud@civitasmedia.com

May 30, 2014

A Deltona, Fla., woman was indicted after being accused of forging 52 checks.


Aimme L. Kaminsky, 40, was indicted on 52 counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and eight counts of theft by deception.


According to the citation, Kaminsky had checks belonging to Linda Overbay in her possession with Overbay’s signature forged on them. Kaminsky then cashed or used the checks to make purchases, police said.


The checks totaled more than $13,000. Kaminsky allegedly cashed $1,330 worth of the checks at Bill’s Market. First State Financial was also a victim in the theft attempts, police said.


Middlesboro Chief of Police Jeff Sharpe said Overbay had allowed Kaminsky to stay in her home after the two met through a relative of Overbay. Kaminsky stayed with Overbay from Jan. 6 through Feb. 27.


In other court news, Tanisha A. Williams, 24, of Pineville, was indicted for theft by deception over $500.


According to the indictment, Williams passed a United States Treasury Check at Bill’s Market and obtained $936 in cash. She then allegedly informed the United States Treasury that she had not received the check, and it had been lost or stolen and was issued a new check.


Other indictments and charges include:


• Joshua Woodall, 29, second-degree escape and for being a persistent felony offender;


• Candace M. Saylor, 34, two counts of trafficking a controlled substance and for being a persistent felony offender;


• Joshua Steven Green, 24, of Middlesboro, theft by unlawful taking, second-degree possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence;


• Angela Michelle Roark, of Middlesboro, failure to or improper signal, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first-degree trafficking a controlled substance and for being a persistent felony offender;


• Nancy Sue Collingsworth, 42, of Middlesboro, second- and third-degree trafficking a controlled substance;


• Walter Mullins Jr., 38, of Arjay, two counts of first-degree trafficking a controlled substance;


• John Pridemore Jr., 27, of Middlesboro, 27, of Middlesboro, first-degree trafficking a controlled substance and intimidating a participant in legal process;


• Joshua W. Smith, 26, of Georgetown, first-degree burglary, convicted felon in possession of a handgun and for being a persistent felony offender;


• Janie Denise Blevins, 36, of Speedwell, Tenn., operating a motor vehicle under the influence, operating on suspended/revoked license, failure of owner to maintain required security, first-degree possession of a controlled substance;


• Becky L. Avans, 29, of Middlesboro, theft by deception under $10,000 and for being a persistent felony offender;


• Michael Allen Love, 44, of Tazewell, Tenn., operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first-degree fleeing or evading police and rear license not illuminated;


• Michael S. Reynolds, 34, of Hulen, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Anthony Cloud can be contacted at 606-302-9090 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN.