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Ghent City Clerk arrested on theft charges

Date of News Release: 12/19/2014

(Ghent, KY) - The Ghent City Clerk was arrested today (12/19) on charges of Theft by Unlawful Taking over $10,000. Preliminary investigation accuses Robbin Powell (43) of Ghent, for illegally writing city checks to herself between July 2012 and December 18, 2014. The checks ranging in amount of $105,000-180,000 were used to benefit her and deprive the City of Ghent of their monies. Ms. Powell was arrested and lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.

Trooper Dave Roberts is leading the ongoing investigation.