Police: Williamsburg housing authority executive could face federal charges

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WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - Williamsburg Police have arrested the city's housing authority executive after he was placed on administrative leave.

Jail records show 52-year-old James Loveitt is charged with second-degree forgery and abuse of public trust.

"We received some information about some checks. And we did a subpoena, took a quick look at financial records, it was obvious the checks were not right," said Chief Wayne Bird with the Williamsburg Police Department.

Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison said the city placed Lovitt under administrative leave until the city concluded the investigation.

Lovitt's phones, keys and credit cards have been taken away.

“It is very obvious as we look at financial records, it is somewhere in the neighborhood of $10,000," Chief Bird added.

Since Lovitt allegedly used federal money, he could also face federal charges.

Police plan to present the case to a grand jury in October.

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