23-year-old allegedly took $35,000 from local business


Sumter County deputies arrested a Dalzell woman after she reportedly altered multiple checks, allowing her to take more than $35,000 from a local business.

Lisa Marie Yeager, 23, of 3320 Bluff St., Dalzell, is charged with 12 counts of forgery, according to a news release from Sumter County Sheriff's Office.

According to the warrants issued by the sheriff's office, Yeager, who worked as a bookkeeper for the business, altered check amounts after the business owner signed them.

The incidents began on Sept. 1, 2016, and continued until Jan. 5, 2017.

The warrants show $35,599.39 as the exact amount of the checks, according to the release.

Deputies arrested Yeager on Friday, and she was taken to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.

She has been released after paying her surety bond, $3,500 for each count of forgery.