ARRESTED: Katina Powell accused of cashing stolen, forged checks

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Katina Powell, the author behind "Breaking Cardinal Rules," the book that broke a sex scandal involving the University of Louisville basketball team, was arrested on Thursday for cashing stolen and forged checks.

According to an arrest report, the arrest stemmed from an April 24 incident in which the 45-year-old Powell cashed three checks that had been stolen and forged, for a total loss to the victim of $2,900.

Powell was arrested on Thursday at the Jefferson County Judicial Center. According to online court documents, she was scheduled to attend an eviction hearing at 9:30 a.m.

In her mugshot, she was seen wearing a t-shirt advertising the U of L football team. She is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections.

It's not Powell's first run-in with the law. Earlier this year, Powell was cited for stealing a toothbrush from the Walmart on Outer Loop near New Cut Road. In total, she was cited for stealing $32.12 worth of merchandise. A source tells WDRB News that Powell and her daughter Lindsay were stopped by Walmart security on their way out of the store. 

But Powell is most known for her book, released in 2015, in which she claimed she hosted 22 stripping and sex parties from 2010 to 2014 inside Billy Minardi Hall, a dorm for athletes on the University of Louisville campus. She alleged that Andre McGee, a former director of basketball operations for the men's basketball team, arranged the parties and paid her $10,000 for supplying dancers.

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