by Andy Cordan
ASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A longtime investigator for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture says they are dealing with the biggest case of cattle rustling he has ever worked.
Hundreds of cows worth more than $426,000 were stolen.
The case came together Thursday with the arrest of 26-year old Casey Delaney.
Investigators told News 2 the Russelville, Kentucky woman came to Tennessee livestock producers in Columbia in mid-March and purchased 92 cows.
Cattle thefts, Johnnie Andrew FisherShe wrote a check for more than $136,000 for the animals. Authorities said the check bounced and the cows were more than likely sold at another cattle auction in Kentucky.
According to agents with the state agriculture department, Delaney was not authorized to buy or sell that many cows in Tennessee so she sent an accomplice named Johnnie Fisher.
Ag agents say Delaney also wrote $139,000 worth of bad checks for cattle in Lawrence County and Fisher wrote bad checks for $151,000 for cattle in Lincoln County.
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