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Statute of Limitations for Theft by Deception

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What is the name of your state?What is the name of your state? Kentucky

I am wondering if anyone can give me a definate answer as to the statute of limitations when it comes to KRS 514.040 or theft by deception. I have found two different sources that give one year of the date of the check being written and up to 5 years for civil prosecution. Which all checks were under $300 dollars and a class A misdemeanor under Kentucky law.
The reason I ask is because my mother-in-law was nice enough to get a hold of 2 books of checks on a closed account and go on a shopping spree in like 4 different counties. I was arrested in January and the charges were dismissed once she forked over the cash on my behalf. I really don't want to have to send her to jail but I think there are more checks out there and they're just aren't showing up on checks. I know they weren't on my background check in October but showed up in January and the checks were written almost a year prior, which I am assuming is the reason why they jumped on the arrest since it was near the year deadline. If anyone can give me any advice or insight I would appreciate it.

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