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Kissick Indicted for Theft, Forgery

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Rowan COunty Fiscal Court
Becky Kissick was employed by the county for approximately 22 years.

A former Rowan County Payroll Officer has been indicted on theft and fraud charges. A grand jury handed down the three-count indictment against 52-year-old Rebecca Kissick on Friday.

Kissick is accused of writing checks to herself from the Rowan County Fiscal Court’s checking account for $168,227.02 between October 2011 and February of this year.

She was terminated from her position during the March 15th Fiscal Court meeting, where the investigation was first revealed.

Kissick, who worked for the county for more than 22 years, is facing one count of theft by unlawful taking for allegedly writing and cashing checks of more than 10-thousand dollars, but less than 1-million, which is a class C felony. If convicted on the charge, Kissick will face 5 to 10 years in prison.

She also faces two counts of second-degree forgery for signing the names of other county employees on the checks. That crime is considered a class D felony.  A guilty forgery verdict could mean an additional 1 to 5 years in prison for each count.

A $10,000 full cash bond has been issued, but as of Tuesday morning, Kissick had not been picked up on the charges, according to jail employees.