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Woman arrested for writing nearly $18,000 worth of bad checks

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PADUCAH, Ky. -- A McCracken County woman has been arrested for writing nearly $18,000 worth of cold checks.

Stephanie M. Clayton-Smith, 39, of the 3700 block of Clark's River Road is charged with theft by deception.
 
An employee of Paducah Bank called police on August 6 and said the bank had received several insufficient funds checks that had been deposited into a client's account. 
 
During the course of an investigation, a Paducah Police detective learned that Clayton-Smith wrote $17,900 worth of bad checks to an acquaintance, asking the woman to cash the checks for her because she was having difficulties with her bank.

The woman did so, cashing checks for Clayton-Smith totaling $17,900 over a two-day period. 
 
During an interview, Clayton-Smith admitted she knew there was not enough money in her account to cover the checks she wrote. 
 
She was booked into McCracken County Regional Jail. 

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