The Richmond Register

February 24, 2014

Oakley Wells Road woman charged with receiving stolen property


Register Staff Report

RICHMOND — Kentucky State Police Thursday charged Lori Beth Murphy, 28, of Oakley Wells Road, with receiving stolen property worth more than $500 on the strength of a 2013 warrant.

According to a Richmond police report, a representative of WG&T Construction reported June 4 that a Bosch hammer drill belonging to the company was found in a local pawn shop. After investigating, RPD officers determined Murphy had pawned the drill, worth $519, the previous February. The drill had been stolen from the company, the report stated.

A warrant was issued for Murphy’s arrest June 25.

Murphy was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center, where she remained Monday afternoon, according to the jail’s online records.

Couple charged in lottery ticket theft

Two people were charged Saturday with the theft of lottery tickets from the Berea Road Redi Mart.

Amber N. Fraley, 29, was charged with theft by unlawful taking ($500 to $10,000) and first-degree unlawful access to a computer.

Shawn Fraley, 39, also was charged with receiving stolen property (under $500), theft by deception (under $500) and first-degree unlawful access to a computer.

The charge involving the computer is a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison.

A Redi Mart representative told police Jan. 1 that an employee, Amber Fraley, had stolen 20 lottery tickets from the store.

Shawn Fraley, her husband, had cashed one of the stolen tickets for $25 at Kroger shortly after the theft, according to the RPD.

Warrants were issued Jan. 17 for the Fraleys, and the couple was encountered near the Richmond Mall this weekend and taken into custody.

Reported thefts/burglaries

Thursday

• A High Street resident reported his apartment was broken into during the previous day and two items worth $400 were stolen. Reported missing was a Funai 32-inch television and a black RCA DVD player. Entry was gained by forcing open the front door, the report stated.

Feb. 17

• A woman reported several items worth a total of $315 were stolen from a Villa Drive residence she was moving out of. In four days, someone took a Motorola wireless router, a red and yellow Playskool toy car, a gray Playskool children’s castle toy, a black Hoover vacuum cleaner and a red clay pot with flowers, the woman told police. According to the report, there were no signs of forced entry to the residence.