Leitchfield Police Detective Gary Troutman explained that Kristian Rye, 29, Leitchfield was served on June 16 with charges for two counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument first degree.
Warrants were acquired for money that was in Rye’s possession that was counterfeit.
According to Troutman, in early April Rye had tried to pass off two $20 counterfeit bills, one at Murphy’s Oil and another at A & B Hardware in Leitchfield.
The bills that were discovered connected Rye back to Ted Houy of McDaniels. Houy was arrested at his home on June 1 for manufacturing phony bills out of his residence.
Rye was getting ready to be released from Grayson County Detention Center Women’s Annex (for time served on a prior charge) when Troutman presented her with the warrant for her arrest involving counterfeit money.
Rye is currently being held in the Women’s Annex on a $5,000 full-cash bond. She is scheduled to appear before the grand jury on July 9.
In addition to the Rye being charged in the case, Houy was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument first degree. Houy had attempted to pay for items purchased at KFC and McDonalds in Leitchfield with counterfeit bills. Troutman issued a warrant for the charges on Houy on June 22.
Troutman said additional arrests might be forthcoming in this case.