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MP man arrested on fraud charges

Aug 24, 2017

A Mt. Pleasant man was arrested Aug. 22 on three felony charges after the Mt. Pleasant Police Department received a fraud report from Five Star Community Credit Union and Community First Credit Union.

An investigation revealed that Edward Williams, 27, Mt. Pleasant, was fraudulently cashing checks and money grams and withdrawing funds in excess of $15,000 at several locations.

It was determined that Williams was conspiring with several others to obtain the money.

Following the investigation, Williams was arrested and charged with on-going criminal conduct a Class B felony; first-degree theft, a Class C felony and conspiracy to commit a non-forcible felony, a Class D felony.

Williams was transported to the Henry County Jail pending arraignment. More charges and arrests are pending.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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