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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A 66-year-old Perry County woman is facing 10 to 20 years in prison after being indicted on charges of stealing over a half-million dollars from the Perry County Sheriff's Department.
According to a news release from the Kentucky Attorney General's Office, Lana Dean of Hazard turned herself over to the Perry County Sheriff's Department on Oct. 12, 2012 following her indictment on one count of abuse of public trust over $100,000.
Attorney General Jack Conway and his Department of Criminal Investigations began investigating the case in December 2011 after an audit by the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts uncovered $590,000 in missing franchise taxes between 2002 and 2006.
The FBI and IRS also assisted in this investigation.
The charge against Dean is a Class B felony and carries a penalty of between 10 to 20 years in prison.