Former Wayne County clerk is indicted on forgery charges

tpettit@herald-leader.comFebruary 7, 2013 

A former Wayne County clerk was indicted Thursday on forgery charges after authorities said she forged the signature of the Pulaski County clerk.

Jennifer "Melissa" Turpin, 40, of Monticello, is accused of forging the signature on a title for a 2006 Toyota Highlander sold on craigslist.com to a Maryland resident at a Somerset Auto Auction, according to a release from the state attorney general's office.

Turpin was indicted by a Pulaski County grand jury on one count of forgery and one count of being a persistent felony offender.

She is on probation in Franklin Circuit Court for filing false tax returns and failure to pay taxes and in Wayne Circuit Court for abuse of public trust over $10,000, according to the release.

Turpin is lodged in the Pulaski County Jail on $25,000 cash bond.

Taylor Pettit 859-231-3205 @heraldleader

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