NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A man and a woman have been charged in connection with theft and bad checks written for 298 cows.
Investigators with the Agricultural Crime Unit of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture said the cows were valued at $428,010.66.
Authorities said they discovered two people had been writing worthless checks at Middle Tennessee stockyards to purchase the cattle with most being taken to Kentucky where they were sold.
Johnnie Andrew Fisher, age 33 of Lawrenceburg, was arrested April 28 and charged with theft of property for a writing a check on a closed account totaling $151,454.50 to Tennessee Livestock Producers.
A few days later on April 30, 27-year-old Casey Delaney, of Russellville, Kentucky was arrested in Springfield. She faced charges for writing worthless checks totaling $276,556.16 at the Lawrence County Stockyard and Tennessee Livestock Producers.
Officials said the investigation was ongoing and urged anyone with additional information to call the Agricultural Crime Unit at 1-844-AG-CRIME (1-844-242-7463).