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:
HILTON HEAD ISLAND
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Compiled by Juliann Vachon and Josh McCann