June 5, 2023 4:31 pm

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Jacob Jetton

McCracken County Jail

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — The owner of a neighborhood pet cremation service who was arrested earlier this month right after investigators say decomposing animals have been located in his automobile faces new theft and fraud charges, the McCracken County Sheriff’s Workplace says. 

Jacob Jetton was arrested on Could 9 and once more on Could ten amid accusations that he was charging individuals for pet cremation, but not really cremating the animals’ remains. Announcing the initial arrests on Could 11, the sheriff’s workplace stated the remains of eight animals have been located in his automobile, such as multiple animals that have been provided to him for cremation. Prospects of his company, Paws to Don’t forget, also told deputies they have been concerned simply because they did not obtain their pets’ cremated remains, and other individuals stated they worried that the purported remains they received have been not really their pets’ remains. 

Jetton is also accused of operating the company with no a county company license or the appropriate licensure for collecting animal remains, as nicely as other ordinance violations. On Could ten, he was charged with two counts of theft by deception of additional than $1,000 but much less than $ten,000. 

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On Thursday, the McCracken County Sheriff’s Workplace announced further charges against Jetton, who is now accused of fraudulently charging further, unauthorized charges to the credit or debit cards of previous consumers. The sheriff’s workplace says in total, these unauthorized charges added up to additional than $1,000. 

He’s also accused of theft with regards to a unique company he was operating, which the sheriff’s workplace also describes as an illegitimate business. The company at the center of that accusation is Jetton Music. Investigators say Jetton sold a guitar to a client for $1,400 that was later located to be an off-brand instrument only valued at $300. 

Jetton is now charged with theft by deception of additional than $1,000 and fraudulent use of a credit card of additional than $1,000. Each are felony charges. 

The preceding charges he faces include things like theft by deception, very first-degree disorderly conduct, operating without a license for the company of collecting animal carcasses, failure to notify the division of transportation of an address transform and numerous neighborhood city ordinances. Relating to these charges, an arraignment is scheduled for Could 30, according to Kentucky’s court record’s web-site. Regarding the theft by deception charge, a preliminary hearing has been scheduled for June six. 

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