UCSO identifies fraud suspect in fatal chase

UCSO identifies fraud suspect in fatal chase
Published: Sep. 16, 2022 at 7:20 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 17, 2022 at 12:07 AM CDT
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UNION CO., Ky. (WFIE) - One woman is dead after a police chase ended with a crash in Union County.

According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, Morganfield police were investigating a potential fraud at a bank drive-thru Friday afternoon.

They say that happened at United Community Main Branch parking lot.

While police were speaking to the driver, deputies say she drove off, leading them on a chase into Uniontown.

On Saturday, UCSO released the identity of the driver as 38-year-old Stephanie Roberts of Plantation, Florida.

Officials with the Union County Sheriff’s Office say the chase ended at Mill Street near the Uniontown boat ramp.

According to deputies, Roberts sped up to the levee, and was unable to stop.

They say Roberts ended up jumping the levee, flipping her car and crashing. She was pronounced dead on scene.

Deputies say the vehicle and surrounding area contained personal checks credit/debit cards and other forms of currency belonging to different people, other items used to conceal the driver’s identity, more than one ID card, as well as illegal drugs and paraphernalia. They also say a fictitious temporary tag was attached with double-sided tape over the vehicle’s official license plate.

The crash remains under investigation.

We will update this story as we continue to learn more.