Attempts to cash bad checks totaling $3,400 at a Kershaw County service station landed a South Carolina man in jail.
Keith Jerome Mobley was arrested on four charges of fraud after law enforcement caught up with him for bad checks cashed at the Pilot station at US 601 and Interstate 20, the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office said.
Video surveillance shows Mobley cashing the checks between Nov. 6 and Nov. 10. The checks were drawn on a bank catering to truck drivers so they do not have to carry large sums of cash.
Investigators in widespread jurisdictions in and out of South Carolina are looking into similar fraud attempts, all pointing to Mobley. He is being accused of check fraud in Clinton, Gaffney, Columbia, Dillon, Georgetown, St. George and Orangeburg. The sheriff’s department believes at least one business in Columbus, Ohio, also might have been defrauded by Mobley. Most of the affected businesses are at truck stops.
Mobley’s 13-page rap sheet, consisting mainly of fraud convictions, starts in 2004.
Mobley was detained at the Kershaw County Detention Center on Tuesday afternoon on a $12,000 surety bond. He also faces arrest warrants from several other law enforcement agencies in the state.