Basketball 'escort queen' indicted on forged checks charges
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) A woman who declared herself the "escort queen" of a sex scandal involving the University of Louisville's basketball team has been indicted on theft charges.
The Courier Journal reports Katina Powell was indicted by a grand jury Thursday of criminal possession of a forged instrument and theft by deception.
An arrest citation says Powell is accused of stealing blank checks in April totaling $2,900 and attempting to cash them at a liquor store. The citation says the checks were stolen from Thomas Tyre, who has said he wanted the case dropped.
Powell called herself the "escort queen" in a book. Powell allegedly provided women to have sex with Louisville basketball players and recruits between 2010 and 2014. The scandal led the NCAA to revoke the Cardinals' 2013 men's basketball championship.
Information from: Courier Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com
Updated July 20, 2018