A former Bristol Herald Courier newspaper carrier has been arrested and charged with a series of financial crimes, the paper has confirmed.
Billy Gene Rasnake, of Abingdon, is scheduled for a hearing Wednesday in Washington County General District Court on 38 counts that include forgery, uttering, obtaining money by false pretenses and identity theft, for a series of crimes alleged to have occurred between Dec. 21 and Jan. 8.
He is also scheduled for trial Feb. 22 in Washington County Circuit Court on eight forgery charges, which are alleged to have occurred last summer.
“Mr. Rasnake was an independent contractor who delivered the Bristol Herald Courier in the Abingdon area for a period of three months,” said Publisher Jim Maxwell.