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Sunday, February 19, 2017
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Forgery on Dentist Account Finds Several Facing Court


NEWKIRK — Dental assistant Rachel Dawn Masters, aka Hartshorn, 30, Joshua Calvin Fishburn, 26, Elizabeth Diann Lawson, 22, and Summer Danielle Pruett, 24, all of Ponca City have been charged in Kay County District Court with felony charges of conspiracy and second degree forgery.

Ponca City police report that on Dec. 9, 2016 the group conspired to cash a forged check belonging to dentist Jim Highfill in the amount of $1,000 at Eastman National Bank.

The check was made out to Lawson.

Masters turned herself in on the charges Wednesday. Her bond is set at $5,000.

Warrants are issued for Pruett and Fishburn.

Lawson is set for a status docket on March 3.

Highfill was the subject of an investigation last year that led to the filing of three felony counts of sexual battery and 11 felony counts of distribution of a CDS against him.

He is set for a preliminary hearing on April 4.

Fishburn was later charged with 15 felony counts of larceny of domestic animals.

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Special Agents report he is accused of stealing cattle from Highfill.

Fishburn failed to appear for a court date in that case on Jan. 9 and a warrant for his arrest was issued with bond endorsed at $200,000.


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