Former child support office manager accused of stealing thousands of dollars

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Published: Dec. 3, 2019 at 3:43 AM EST
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A former office manager for a Child Support Office in Boyd County is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from that agency, Kentucky State Police said Monday.

Mary Pickett, 55, of Flatwoods, faces one count of theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property and 76 counts of first-degree forgery.

Troopers say they were contacted in late September by the Boyd County Child Support contracting official about the alleged theft from the agency's payroll office. Investigators say Pickett was subsequently terminated.

According to an indictment handed down by a Boyd County grand jury in late November, Pickett took more than $33,000 from the payroll account over seven years.

Investigators say Pickett “forged the name of another county official on multiple occasions to obtain more money unlawfully.”

Pickett is set to go before a judge Tuesday morning in Boyd County.