Two are indicted on charges of using dead Lexington woman's credit card

jkegley@herald-leader.comAugust 15, 2012 

A Fayette County grand jury indicted two people Tuesday on charges of using a woman's debit card after the woman had been beaten to death and dumped in a Herbie trash container.

Mark Adam Cave and Janice Marie Jordan were each charged with one count of fraudulent use of a credit card. Cave previously had been charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence in the death of his mother, Sharon Cave-Howard, 54.

The two allegedly used the dead woman's debit card for an amount more than $100 in a six-month period, the indictment said.

Friends and family last saw Cave-Howard alive in June 2011, police have said. Her body was found Feb. 1 in a trash container that had been hidden in some brush on Fortune Drive. Cave admitted to killing his mother and hiding her body, according to court documents.

According to the indictment, Cave used his mother's debit card on at least one occasion between June 7, 2011, and July 4, 2011. Jordan allegedly used the card between Jan. 9, 2012, and Feb. 5, 2012, two days after Cave's arrest.

The indictment did not make Jordan's relationship to Cave or Cave-Howard clear.

Cave is being held in the Fayette County jail. The indictment requested a warrant be issued for Jordan, who had not been arrested Wednesday.

Josh Kegley: (859) 231-3197Twitter: @HLPublicSafety

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