MADISONVILLE, KY (WFIE) -
Terry Gaines, Kaytlen Dame, Bobby Humphries, Jeremy Ferguson and Mr. Scott were each charged with numerous counts of receiving stolen property and engaging in organized crime in February 2014.
Charges were filed after members of the Madisonville Police Department received information from Hannah Heath, a 25-year-old woman with prior drug trafficking and theft convictions. Ms. Heath admitted while under oath to lying to shop employees about the origin of her merchendise.
The improper charges caused prolonged distress to both the wrongfully accused employees and the reputation of the business, Mr. Scott said.
"The employees of this business have always followed the letter of the law," Mr. Scott said. "We will continue taking pride in the service that we provide to our customers and the residents of Hopkins County."
Louisville attorney Thomas E. Clay represented the employees of Park Avenue Jewelry and Loans during the trial and will handle all further legal proceedings regarding the case.
"I plan on taking the legal advice of our attorney at this time for the mistreatment of these employees," Ms. Walton said.