LEXINGTON, Ky. — Spencer County Judge-Executive David Jenkins' distinct signature appears on receipts to a Louisville strip club and a Lexington escort service where his Kentucky Association of Counties credit card was used last year.
In addition to his signature, Jenkins' drivers license number, birth date and home address were printed on the sales slip that accompanied the Jan. 8, 2008 receipts for $277 at the Thorobred Lounge I, a strip club in Louisville.
The receipts, which KACo leaders obtained from the vendors and provided on Tuesday to the Herald-Leader, contradict Jenkins' repeated denials. Jenkins claimed someone stole his KACo credit card number and used it at two Louisville strip clubs and a Lexington escort service that bills under the name Calypso Enterprises while he was 2008 president of the organization, which receives taxpayer dues from counties.
The KACo executive committee, which consists of the five elected officers, received those receipts Thursday as part of the results of an internal investigation.
"We thought it was fairly conclusive that it was his signature on the charges incurred," Michael Foster, president of KACo, said of Jenkins.
Jenkins, who resigned from KACo's executive committee in July, didn't return a call requesting comment Tuesday.
Jenkins has repaid $620 charged on his KACo card to the Thorobred Lounge, the escort agency Campus Cuties — which bills under the name Calypso Enterprises — and another strip club, Godfather II.
Jenkins' KACo credit card statement from February 2008 shows charges to another strip club, the Godfather II. But the co-owner of that club told the Herald-Leader in July that he doesn't have records from last year.
After the Herald-Leader first reported the strip club and escort charges in June, Foster asked KACo's outside counsel Brent Caldwell to look into who made the charges. Caldwell gave an oral report to the executive committee about his findings about Jenkins charges as well as a $270 charge to the same escort agency that was made on the KACo-issued credit card of Executive Director Bob Arnold.
Arnold resigned Friday and repaid the $270.
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