UNION COUNTY — The Union County Sheriff’s Office is investigating more than $1,900 in counterfeit checks written on the account of the Union County Treasurer’s Office.
The incident report filed by the Sheriff’s Office states that on Tuesday Union County Treasurer Dianne Wilkins contacted Chief Deputy Perry Haney in reference to some suspicious checks she received in the June bank statement for her office’s account at Arthur State Bank. The report states the checks were drawn on the Arthur State Bank branch in Spartanburg by someone claiming to be a Gaffney resident named Eddie Garner. The checks include:
• Check No. 3645 made payable to Lowe’s in the amount of $659.05.
• Check No. 3649 made payable to Nike, Inc. for $275.36
• Check No. 3650 made payable to Lowe’s in the amount of $732.31
• A check drawn on UPS in Gaffney in the amount of $283.78 and made payable to Eddie Garner.
The report states that the investigation of the incident determined that the checks were counterfeit and that all of them had the account/routing number of the treasurer’s office on them. It further states that a SC driver’s license number was drawn on two of the checks but investigators found it was not on file with the SC Department of Motor Vehicles. A driver’s license check was also run on the name Eddie Garner in three counties and statewide, but the report states there was no information on file for that name.
The report states that the investigation is continuing.
This story courtesy of the Union County Sheriff’s Office.