Martin woman charged in Little League scam


Kimberly Akers, 31, of Stephen’s Branch in Martin, was taken into custody Friday and charged with possession of a forgery instrument and theft by deception of under $500.

PRESTONSBURG – Police arrested a Martin woman who allegedly purported a donation scam across the area over the course of several days.

Kimberly Akers, 31, of Stephen’s Branch in Martin, was taken into custody Friday and charged with possession of a forgery instrument and theft by deception of under $500.

Akers allegedly visited area businesses saying she was raising money for a Little League program, showing the owners a flyer seemingly signed by Dale Kimbler, president of South Central Floyd County Little League.

“Kimbler said he had been contacted by several businesses about the female soliciting them for money,” said investigating officer Nick Bingham.

After talking with Kimbler, police came away with a description of a tall, skinny woman with black hair and tattoos. They also learned, Bingham said, that the woman was driving a gold four-door car to area businesses from Harold to Paintsville.

Officer Larry Woods and Gerald Clark later discovered a car matching the description given by business owners at First Commonwealth Bank in Prestonsburg.

“We saw the car there and checked it out,” Woods said. “It was her (Akers’) boyfriend. When we asked where she was, he told us she was at Archer Park. We found her there playing with her baby.”

Akers was arrested at the park and charged with the two counts connected to the alleged scam. Officers also noted she had a warrant for arrest that had been issued in Floyd County for a prior violation of her probation.

Akers is being held at the Floyd County Detention Center.

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