Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Stumbo Announces Former Scott County Court Official Enters Guilty Plea to Felony Theft

Press Release Date:  Friday, September 08, 2006  
Contact Information:  Vicki Glass, 502-696-5643 Office  

Attorney General Greg Stumbo announced today that Agnes Reeves, former Director of the Scott County Intensive Criminal Offender Program (ICOP), has entered a plea of guilty in Scott County Circuit Court to felony charges that she stole fees paid to the program she oversaw.

The ICOP program is funded through a grant from the Kentucky Justice Cabinet and assists the Scott County court system in the supervision of local criminal offenders.

Reeves, a former Scott County deputy jailer, was indicted by a Scott County Grand Jury in June 2005 on charges she stole approximately $6,000 in fees she collected as director of the program.  The charges stemmed from an eight month investigation conducted by the Kentucky Bureau of Investigation.

“There is no greater obligation than being a good steward of public monies paid to government officials,” Stumbo said.  “Those persons who abuse the public trust in dealing with the people’s money must be held accountable.”

Under the terms of a plea agreement, Reeves entered a plea of guilty to one count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition over $300 and agreed to a sentence of one year imprisonment.  She must also repay approximately $6,000 in funds she is alleged to have stolen.  Judge Roger Crittenden placed Reeves on probation for five years on the condition that she commit no further violations of law or seek public employment during that period.