Woman sought in forgery case

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AIKEN – The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is trying to find a woman who cashed a forged check at a North Augusta bank and later used the victim’s automated teller machine card to purchase a car wash, according to a news release.

The checks and ATM card were stolen on April 30 from J.D. Lever Elementary School in Aiken, where the victim is a teacher. Later the same day, surveillance photographs show a woman, who identified herself as 34-year-old Stacy Wheeler of Augusta, cashing the stolen check for $480 at First Citizens Bank. She purchased a car wash a short time later at Shine Pro Car Wash.

The woman is described as black, 34 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 200 pounds.

Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of this person is asked to contact investigator Brad Wertz at the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office: (800) 922-9709. Individuals also should call Crimestoppers of the Midlands: (888) CRIME-SC. Callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of between $50 and $1,000.

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