Ex-Fayette prosecutor faces charges of stealing shirt and shoes from Meijer

Lori Boling
Lori Boling

A former prominent Lexington prosecutor is scheduled to appear before a judge next week on charges that she tried to steal a shirt and shoes from a department store last month.

Lori Boling is charged with one count of theft by unlawful taking, a misdemeanor, according to court documents.

As an assistant to Commonwealth's Attorney Ray Larson, Boling prosecuted numerous high-profile cases in Lexington. She resigned from her position Dec. 18, a little more than two weeks after police said she tried to leave Meijer on Reynolds Road without paying for a shirt and a pair of shoes.

"She tendered her resignation, and it was accepted," Larson said Thursday. He declined further comment.

Boling said she did not want to comment while the case was pending.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Fayette District Court, Boling was observed by Terry Tipton, a loss-prevention employee at Meijer, removing a price tag and a laser tag from a pair of shoes and putting the shoes in her purse Dec. 1.

Tipton followed Boling through the store to the self-checkout line, where Boling "paid for several small items but not the concealed shoes."

Tipton stopped Boling as she was leaving; she went back inside the store at his request and "removed the shoes and also a shirt from her purse that she had not paid for," the document said.

"The value of the shirt and shoes was $53.98, and all property was recovered," the document said.

Boling was one of the attorneys who prosecuted the case of Glenn Doneghy, sentenced last year to 20 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of hitting Lexington police officer Bryan Durman with his car and killing him in 2010. She also assisted Larson in prosecuting Carlos Ordway, who received the death penalty after a jury found him guilty of killing two robbery accomplices.

Boling is scheduled to be arraigned in Fayette District Court on Monday.