$1 million stolen from Nicholasville company; two are arrested, state police say

Two Jessamine County residents have been charged following an investigation into a $1 million theft from Clark Machine Tool & Die in Nicholasville, Kentucky State Police said Wednesday.

Joyce Minton, 65, and Aaron B. Warren, 43, both of Nicholasville, were arrested and charged July 7, state police said in a release.

The ongoing investigation alleges that Minton, employed as the office manager at Clark Machine Tool & Die, took more than $1 million from the company over the last 11 years. The company customizes equipment for industrial needs.

Minton also allegedly helped Warren purchase an engine for his race car with $12,000 in company funds.

The investigation began when the company noticed that multiple checks had been written and cashed by Minton, but the money was unaccounted for and never returned to the business.

Minton is charged with two counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property. Warren is charged with one count of the same offense.

Both were arrested by the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office and lodged in the Jessamine County Detention Center, state police said. However, they were not listed on the jail website Wednesday afternoon.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Detective Jeff Stith.