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Former Jessamine County deputy clerk pleads guilty to altering records, abuse of public trust

A former deputy county clerk pleaded guilty to altering public records to avoid paying taxes on a vehicle she registered.

Angela Davis, 49, was charged with abuse of public trust and tampering with public records in Franklin Circuit Court following an investigation by the Attorney General’s office. Davis was a deputy clerk in the Jessamine County Clerk’s office.

According to Assistant Attorney General Rewa Zakharia, Davis changed the Social Security number on a vehicle she registered to avoid paying taxes. Restitution has been paid, and Zakharia was not opposed to Davis receiving a pre-trial diversion.

Friday, Davis pleaded guilty to both charges which are class D felonies with a maximum sentence of five years each.

Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate followed the plea offer of three years for each charge, to be served concurrently. Wingate also granted a pre-trial diversion for five years. Davis was sentenced Friday after entering her guilty plea.

Diversions are typically issued for people with little to no criminal history or low-level offenses. If the person completed the diversion program, the charges will be dismissed.

About Fred Petke

Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@winchestersun.com or call 859-759-0051.

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