Fake check scheme lands NC woman behind bars

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - A Charlotte, NC, woman wanted by four different law enforcement agencies has been taken into custody for allegedly using a computer to make fake checks.

Capt. Michael Nunn, spokesman for the Florence County Sheriff's Office, said investigators arrested Erica Foster, 38, and charged her with a violation of the Computer Crime Act, two counts of forgery and two counts of violation of federally chartered or insured financial institution crime.

Investigators allege Foster used a computer to make fake checks, which were used to obtain money from federally chartered or insured financial institutions.

Nunn said warrants for Foster have also been issued by the City of Florence, City of Bennettsville, Timmonsville and the Darlington County Sheriff's Office.

Foster remains in custody at the Florence County Detention Center, where she is awaiting a bond hearing.

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