Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Elderly Woman Spends Night in Jail for Bad Check
An elderly North Augusta woman spent last night in jail because she couldn't make $511 bond for a bad check.
Mary Brown, 78, was arrested at 11 a.m. yesterday by a sheriff's deputy and charged with one count of fraudulent check. Unable to make bond, she was forced to stay in jail overnight.
Ms. Brown is accused of passing a bad check written for under $500. She remains in jail this morning.
According to jail records, she's the oldest person being held at the detention center. The only other person over 70 is a 73-year-old man being held on arson and assault charges.