Beaufort News

Monday's crime reports

A woman wanted on charges of defrauding a South Carolina Bank & Trust branch in Beaufort was arrested last week in Georgia on another charge and eventually will be extradited to Beaufort, according to Beaufort Police Chief Matt Clancy.

Bernadette Whittaker, 48, of Beaufort will face charges of defrauding a federally insured financial institution for more than $4,700, Clancy said. She is accused of financial-transaction-card fraud that occurred between June 5 and June 11. She was arrested Thursday in Lowndes County, Ga., for an unrelated charge.

After Whittaker has a hearing in Georgia and is cleared for extradition, Beaufort police will transport her back to Beaufort County, Clancy said.

The following reports were released Monday by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office:

BEAUFORT

BURGLARY

• Pine Grove Road: Appliances worth $750, carpet worth $1,200 and other goods worth $20 stolen from residence.



• Bay Pines Road: Electronics worth $2,800, CDs and DVDs worth $120,000, and household goods worth $20 stolen from residence. Recovered: $800 in electronics.



BLUFFTON

PROPERTY DAMAGE

• Buckingham Plantation Drive: Profane language dug into grass on first fairway of Old South Golf Links. Damage: $300.



THEFT

• Waterford Drive: 10 bottles of various liquors worth total of $150, five bottles of various wines worth a total of $150, three wireless house phones worth a total of $30 stolen from residence. Glass door smashed. Damage: $600.



HILTON HEAD ISLAND

PROPERTY DAMAGE

• Wilborn Road: Hilton Head Island High School marquee and street signs on School Road vandalized. Damage: $1,000.



• Arrow Road: Driver's side mirror broken off vehicle in bar parking lot. Damage: $200.



• Southwood Park Drive: Second-story bedroom window broken. Damage: $150.



THEFT

• School Road: Laptop computer worth $1,000 stolen from classroom.



LADY'S ISLAND

CAR BREAK-IN

• Coosaw Club Drive: Navigation system worth $350 stolen from residence.



ST. HELENA ISLAND

THEFT

• Coffin Point Road: Electronic car key with computer chip inside worth $1,000 stolen from residence.



SHELDON

THEFT

• Trask Parkway: Automobile worth $700 stolen from residence.



Compiled by Juliann Vachon and Josh McCann

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