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Woman charged with obtaining money under false pretenses

First Posted: 8:44 am - July 28th, 2015

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WINNSBORO — A Winnsboro woman was arrested by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division on July 24 in connection with filing fraudulent claims for home care of elderly residents then converting the funds for her own use.

Cynthia I. Fish, 55, of 3326 Jackson Creek Road, was charged with breach/obtaining signature or property under false pretenses, valued at $10,000 or more.

The charge is a felony and carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $500 if convicted.

According to warrants, Fish presented fraudulent invoices and other paperwork to the Central Midlands Council of Governments’ Area Agency on Aging in reference to in-home care that she was reportedly providing as a representative of the Winnsboro Active Day Center.

The checks totaled approximately $12,440 and Fish allegedly cashed the checks and kept the cash for herself between December 2008 and November 2012 while she was employed as director of the Winnsboro Active Day Center.

The case was investigated by SLED at the request of the S.C. Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging. The case will be prosecuted by the Sixth Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

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