Updated---Check Suspect Identified


Aiken, SC., May 16 - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, has identified a woman as the individual who earlier this month cashed a stolen check at one bank and tried unsuccessfully to cash a second one at another bank, in North Augusta, South Carolina.
The individual is identified as 39-year-old Regina L. Padgett. She will be charged with Forgery (two counts) and Bank Fraud (two counts).
Subject Description
Gender: Female Race: White Age: 39 Height: 5'5" Weight: 270 Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
On May 6, surveillance photographs show the subject cash a forged check for $1311.00 at Bank of America, 315 Edgefield Road, in North Augusta. On the same day, the woman tried to cash another stolen check for more than $500.00 at Security Federal Bank.
The altered checks were among several stolen a day earlier from mailboxes outside homes on Maplewood Drive, in North Augusta.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this individual is asked to contact Investigator Charles Cain at the Aiken County Sheriff's Office: (800) 922-9709. Individuals also should call Crimestoppers of the Midlands: (888) 559-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of between $50 and $1000.

Information from Aiken County Sheriff's Office.

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