Police arrest first of two sisters facing bank fraud charges

Patricia Butcher

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — One of two central Kentucky sisters accused of cashing checks stolen out of cars in southwestern Virginia back in the spring has been arrested.

Patricia Butcher, 30, of Clay City, was arrested Wednesday.

Anica Santiago

Butcher and her sister, Anica Santiago, 33, of Lexington, face a federal charge of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, for allegedly trying to cash the stolen checks at two banks in Tennessee.

The checks were stolen out of vehicles parked at the Iron Furnace Trailhead in Cumberland Gap National Historic Park.

Butcher will now appear before a judge in Lexington on Friday.

Santiago has not been arrested.