McCracken County Jail
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — The proprietor of a neighborhood pet cremation service who was arrested earlier this month after investigators say decomposing animals had been present in his car faces new theft and fraud fees, the McCracken County Sheriff’s Workplace says.
Jacob Jetton was arrested on Could 9 and once more on Could 10 amid accusations that he was charging individuals for pet cremation, however not really cremating the animals’ stays. Saying the preliminary arrests on Could 11, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned the stays of eight animals had been present in his car, together with a number of animals that got to him for cremation. Clients of his enterprise, Paws to Bear in mind, additionally instructed deputies they had been involved as a result of they did not obtain their pets’ cremated stays, and others mentioned they anxious that the purported stays they obtained weren’t really their pets’ stays.
Jetton can also be accused of working the enterprise and not using a county enterprise license or the correct licensure for gathering animal stays, in addition to different ordinance violations. On Could 10, he was charged with two counts of theft by deception of greater than $1,000 however lower than $10,000.
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On Thursday, the McCracken County Sheriff’s Workplace introduced further fees towards Jetton, who’s now accused of fraudulently charging further, unauthorized charges to the credit score or debit playing cards of earlier clients. The sheriff’s workplace says in whole, these unauthorized fees added as much as greater than $1,000.
He is additionally accused of theft relating to a special enterprise he was working, which the sheriff’s workplace additionally describes as an illegitimate enterprise. The enterprise on the middle of that accusation is Jetton Music. Investigators say Jetton bought a guitar to a buyer for $1,400 that was later discovered to be an off-brand instrument solely valued at $300.
Jetton is now charged with theft by deception of greater than $1,000 and fraudulent use of a bank card of greater than $1,000. Each are felony fees.
The earlier fees he faces embrace theft by deception, first-degree disorderly conduct, working and not using a license for the enterprise of gathering animal carcasses, failure to inform the division of transportation of an deal with change and a number of native metropolis ordinances. Concerning these fees, an arraignment is scheduled for Could 30, in response to Kentucky’s courtroom report’s web site. Concerning the theft by deception cost, a preliminary listening to has been scheduled for June 6.