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Stripper charged in fraud case

A Lexington stripper has been charged with tricking an Anderson County woman into giving her thousands of dollars that she wound up using for breast implants.

Glenda J. Moore, 33, was working at Camelot East strip club while she allegedly befriended a 69-year-old Lawrenceburg woman and persuaded her to give her more than $60,000 over two years.

It's not known how much the breast implants cost and how any remaining money was used.

The two met through the older woman's son, said Detective Brian Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office.

Moore told the woman, whose name was not released, that she was in the nursing program at Morehead State University and needed money for tuition, books and labs, Taylor said.

The woman has never attended the university, and it doesn't appear that she intended to do so, he said. She never took a tour of the school or enrolled in any classes.

Moore also told the woman that she had cancer and needed money for treatment, Taylor said, adding that was also not true.

Moore received $10,000 on two separate occasions from the woman in person.

On another occasion, Moore said she was too sick to leave home, and she sent someone else to pick up the cash.

Taylor said the older woman took a lot of the money out of IRAs and CDs, and will owe the Internal Revenue Service at least $13,000 in penalties.

The 69-year-old called police when she became suspicious. Taylor declined to say in detail why the woman became suspicious.

Moore is charged with four counts of theft by unlawful taking, a Class D felony. If convicted, she could face up to five years in prison for each count. She is being held at the Franklin County jail on a $25,000 cash bond.

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