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      Woman accused of cashing fraudulent check turns herself in

      Sheriff James R Metts says Joannie L Colon, 34, of Columbia was arrested on charges of forgery and defrauding a federally chartered or insured financial institution.

      LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WACH) - A woman accused of cashing a fraudulent check turned herself in to deputies Tuesday morning.

      Sheriff James R Metts says Joannie L Colon, 34, of Columbia was arrested on charges of forgery and defrauding a federally chartered or insured financial institution.

      According to the sheriff, Colon cashed the check, which was made payable in her name in the amount of $32,540.12, at a Bank of America branch office near Irmo using a New Jersey identification card in Colon's name on October 26, 2012.

      Authorities say Colon created an account with Bank of America two days before cashing the check, which was written on the bank account of The Damani Foundation, Inc. in Norcross, Ga. The foundation later told the bank that checks on the foundation's bank account had been forged and the bank account had been compromised, Metts said.