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Most Wanted: Leah Bentz


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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -Charleston County sheriff's deputies are looking for Leah Bentz.

Bentz, 38, is wanted on nine counts of writing bad checks, and failure to appear in magistrate's court.

"Everybody loses. It's the same as stealing. It's stealing any way you look at it," said Charleston County Deputy Reggie Sharpe. "In this case she's accumulated quite a bit. I don't where it will end unless we catch her."

Investigators say Bentz apparently started passing the bogus checks back in April and kept on going.

"As long as it's working they're having some gain from doing that, they're not gonna stop until they get caught," said Sharpe.

Investigators say Bentz also has written bad checks in Berkeley County, Hanahan and in the Town of Bonneau.

"She has obviously no money and the checks are no good and she's making a trip right across the Lowcountry," said Sharpe.

Bentz stands 5'11" and weighs about 145 lbs.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111. You don't have to give your name and may earn a cash reward.

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