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Police arrest woman accused of using deceased person's checks at Upstate businesses

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Sandra Lee Martin (Source: Westminster PD) Sandra Lee Martin (Source: Westminster PD)
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Police say they've arrested a woman they believe has been using checks belonging to a deceased person at Upstate businesses.

According to Lt. Matt Patterson, Sandra Lee Martin of Greenville purchased lawn equipment from businesses and paid with a check in the name of a woman who is deceased.

Because the deceased woman's account is actually closed, the businesses are losing those funds, said Patterson.

Police said Dickson's Tractor is out over $8,000 on a Hustler 52" lawn mower after Martin paid with a fraudulent check.

Two warrants were signed for Martin on June 14 for forgery and obtaining goods by false pretenses.

Police wanted to help get the word out about the incidents to prevent other businesses from falling victim to Martin.

On Wednesday, June 20, police said Martin had been arrested. No details on her charges have been released at this time.

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