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Eastern KY Man Faces Charges For Posing As A Mine Electrician

A Whitesburg, KY man finds himself facing charges after local police say he posed as a mine electrician at an underground mine site in Letcher County.

James A. Cress of Totz worked for the Cumberland River Coal Company from May 2009 to July 2010. Court documents show say Cress claimed he was a certified electrician, and initialing books saying he tested and examined equipment. If convicted Cress could face up to five years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines.

Filed under: Letcher Co. | Arrests | Court cases | Mining


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