Former sheriff accused of theft in federal indictment

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former eastern Kentucky sheriff has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly stealing money from a drug investigation fund used to make undercover purchases.

Former Harlan County Sheriff Marvin Lipfird is also accused of using a county-provided credit card for an array of personal expenses, including food, alcohol, hotel rooms and a subscription to a dating service.

Federal prosecutors say Lipfird is accused of stealing about $25,000 between 2011 and 2013.

Prosecutors said Friday that Lipfird was indicted the day before on two felony charges.

The ex-lawman faces up to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.

Lipford lost his re-election bid in 2014. Court records did not list an attorney for Lipfird.

He is scheduled to make an initial court appearance on Nov. 17.

Register for our WMSK Birthday Anniversary Club

%d bloggers like this: