Louisville Cardinals

Basketball 'escort queen' arrested on forged checks charge

Police have arrested the self-proclaimed "escort queen" at the center of a sex scandal involving the University of Louisville's basketball team.

News outlets report Katina Powell was arrested Thursday, moments after the court told her to vacate her Louisville home, for allegedly cashing stolen and forged checks.

An arrest report says Powell is accused of stealing checks totaling $2,900 and trying to cash them last month at a liquor store.

Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell said Powell will be charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument and theft by deception.

Powell had been ordered to vacate her Louisville home after her...