8 Counts Forgery

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office yesterday arrested 20-year-old Austin Blake Berron Mahaffey of 539 Cresent Green Pond Road, Woodruff and served him with warrant alleging Identity Fraud and 8 counts of Forgery. Mahaffey is accused of presenting forged or counterfeit checks including a $8.55 check to Lee’s BBQ near Waterloo July 10th, two checks for $142.41 and $161.61 to Kellett’s Quick Stop June 30th and July 1st, Three checks ranging from $80 to $173.42 to Fill-Ups at Barksdale on July 4th, 10th and 11th and of presenting two checks for $78.37 and $95.54 on July 14th to the Cross Roads Express on Highway 101 at Green Pond Road. He is also charged on July 14th at Cross Roads Express with presenting a false driver’s license for the purpose of avoiding identification by law enforcement officer to obtain financial resources. With Cash or Surety bonds set at $5,000 on each count, Austin Blake Berron Mahaffey remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning with bonds totaling $45,000.