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Woman pleads guilty to identity fraud while on probation for cashing Relay for Life donations to herself

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Mandy Butts (Source: Oconee Co. Detention) Mandy Butts (Source: Oconee Co. Detention)
SENECA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Tenth Circuit Solicitor David Wagner described 39-year-old Mandy Butts as a "financial predator and the reason maximum sentences exist."

Butts pleaded guilty on Apr. 27 to financial identity fraud after investigators say she used the account of a Seneca business to pay bills. When Butts was arrested, she confessed and later admitted to the crime in court.

She was given a maximum sentence on Wednesday of 10 years in prison.

Butts was previously convicted after in 2012, authorities say she asked a victim for a $100 donation for Relay to Life but changed the check to her name and changed the amount to $1,000. Butts was accused of then cashing the check at an area BB&T.

Walhalla officers said they had received a similar report from another victim.

Butts was later convicted of charges connected to the 2012 incident and sentenced to 5 years in prison suspended to 3 years and 5 years probation with restitution.

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