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Poole’s trial date postponed

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Jury trial was to have been today

By Lisa King

A jury trial scheduled for April 10 for Linda Poole, a Bagdad woman who was indicted in February for embezzling more than $110,000 from her employer, has been postponed, said Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell.

A new date has not yet been scheduled.

Poole, 57, was indicted on 11 counts of theft by unlawful taking of more than $10,000, two counts of theft by unlawful taking by disposition and seven counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument in connection with thefts from Amen East, an auto salvage business in Bagdad.

The indictment said the thefts took place during one year, from September 2010 to September 2011. The forged instruments were checks drawn on Citizens Union Bank from September through November 2010, Kentucky State Police Det. Ben Wolcott said.

The checks were written in amounts ranging from $208 to $777, for a total of $4,031.

Poole had been working at the business for a couple of years, Wolcott said, but was terminated from her job.

Theft by unlawful taking of more than $10,000 is a Class C felony, punishable by 5 to 10 years in jail for each offense.