A Grayson County Emergency Medical Services employee who was arrested and charged last month for allegedly making fraudulent use of a GC EMS-owned credit card pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, June 3.
Lonnie Stone, 49, of Leitchfield, was arrested and charged with Fraudulent Use of Credit Card $500 < $10,000 (greater than $500 but less than $10,000) on Friday, May 2 by Detective Kevin Smith, of the Leitchfield Police Department, according to an arrest citation.
Stone has since been indicted in Grayson Circuit Court on a charge of Fraudulent Use of Credit Card $10,000 or More - a Class C Felony, according to KRS 434.650 - which replaces his previous charge.
The aforementioned indictment, filed Tuesday, June 3, states that on, about, or between March 10, 2011 and April 30, 2014, in Grayson County, Stone “committed the offense of Fraudulent Use of Credit Card $10,000 or More when he, with the intent to defraud, intentionally used a credit/debit card belonging to Grayson County Emergency Medical Services, for the purpose of obtaining money, goods, or services with a value over $10,000…”
Stone’s arrest warrant, filed through Grayson District Court and executed May 2, states that, from March 7, 2014 through April 30, 2014, he had used a GC EMS-owned SuperFleet credit card to make fuel purchases in excess of $845.60, which were placed on his personal vehicle for personal use without consent of the account holder.
Following his arrest, Stone was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center, from where he has since been released on an unsecured $10,000/10-percent-cash bond.
Court documents state that probable cause has been found to refer the case against Stone to the Grand Jury.
Stone will appear in court for a pre-trial conference on Tuesday, July 1 at 9 a.m. CST.