McCracken County Jail
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — The proprietor of a neighborhood pet cremation service who was arrested earlier this month after investigators say decomposing animals have been present in his automobile faces new theft and fraud expenses, the McCracken County Sheriff’s Workplace says.
Jacob Jetton was arrested on Could 9 and once more on Could 10 amid accusations that he was charging folks for pet cremation, however not really cremating the animals’ stays. Asserting the preliminary arrests on Could 11, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned the stays of eight animals have been present in his automobile, together with a number of animals that got to him for cremation. Prospects of his enterprise, Paws to Bear in mind, additionally informed deputies they have been involved as a result of they did not obtain their pets’ cremated stays, and others mentioned they apprehensive that the purported stays they obtained weren’t really their pets’ stays.
Jetton can also be accused of working the enterprise and not using a county enterprise license or the correct licensure for accumulating animal stays, in addition to different ordinance violations. On Could 10, he was charged with two counts of theft by deception of greater than $1,000 however lower than $10,000.
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On Thursday, the McCracken County Sheriff’s Workplace introduced extra expenses towards Jetton, who’s now accused of fraudulently charging extra, unauthorized charges to the credit score or debit playing cards of earlier prospects. The sheriff’s workplace says in complete, these unauthorized expenses added as much as greater than $1,000.
He is additionally accused of theft concerning a unique enterprise he was operating, which the sheriff’s workplace additionally describes as an illegitimate enterprise. The enterprise on the heart of that accusation is Jetton Music. Investigators say Jetton offered a guitar to a buyer for $1,400 that was later discovered to be an off-brand instrument solely valued at $300.
Jetton is now charged with theft by deception of greater than $1,000 and fraudulent use of a bank card of greater than $1,000. Each are felony expenses.
The earlier expenses he faces embody theft by deception, first-degree disorderly conduct, working and not using a license for the enterprise of accumulating animal carcasses, failure to inform the division of transportation of an deal with change and a number of native metropolis ordinances. Relating to these expenses, an arraignment is scheduled for Could 30, in response to Kentucky’s court docket report’s web site. Relating to the theft by deception cost, a preliminary listening to has been scheduled for June 6.