The fourth suspect was arrested Sunday in an all-female illegal coupon ring which police say reportedly operated in Hardin County and several other counties around the state for more than two years.
Marry Dillon, 27, of Big Clifty, was arrested by the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office.
She is charged with theft of retail merchandise for resale, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted. She is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.
Dillon, along with Tara Lybeck, 30, of Elizabethtown, Lisa Williams, 32, of Radcliff and Harley Miller, 26, of White Mills were indicted earlier this month by a Hardin County grand jury.
According to Elizabethtown police, the indictments came after a nearly eight-month investigation by the department. The women reportedly made tens of thousands of dollars off items purchased and sold through obtaining illegal coupons off the internet.
According to Elizabethtown police spokesman Chris Denham, the women made more than $100,000 by getting items such as diapers, baby food, razors and food items with the coupons, and in turn sold the items to others.
Denham said the women also “made some modifications to the coupons.”
EPD was alerted to the activity by store management as well as individuals who bought the items the group allegedly had obtained from stores such as Walgreen’s and Kroger. Denham said the women went to multiple locations using the coupons from January 2018 through March of this year.
The illegal coupon ring was a multi-county effort, Denham said, adding that Grayson and Fayette counties were among the other places the women reportedly obtained merchandise.
Lybeck and Williams have been released on $10,000 cash bonds from the Hardin County Detention Center. Miller remains in the Hardin County Detention Center.
The women are expected to appear today in Hardin Circuit Court.
As part of the bond restrictions for all four women, they are not allowed in any Walgreen’s or Kroger store, or to have contact with each other.