A man posed as an employee of a mortgage company in order to steal money from a woman trying to buy two mobile homes in Mount Sterling, state police say.
Francine Copher, 31, of Mount Sterling, wanted to buy two mobile homes, and Daniel McCarty, 27, of Owingsville, offered to sell them to her.
The problem was, he didn't work for the mortgage company that Copher was trying to buy them from.
State police said McCarty was discovered when Copher called Vanderbilt Mortgage Company in Knoxville.
The mortgage company then alerted state police, who arranged to be in the area when Copher met McCarty on East Locust Street in Mount Sterling to make the purchase the night of Aug. 20.
Copher gave McCarty a check for $15,930, and he gave her a fake bill of sale.
State police then stepped in and arrested McCarty.
He has been charged with theft by deception over $10,000 and is being held in the Montgomery County Regional Jail on $50,000 full cash bond, state police said.