Deputies: SC man tried to buy car with counterfeit check

Deputies: SC man tried to buy car with counterfeit check
The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office says 31-year-old Marcus Antonio Blair, 31, attempted to buy a vehicle at American Auto Sales, located at 495 Myrtle Beach Highway in Sumter County on Dec. 4. (Source: Sumter-Lee Detention Center)

SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A Florence man was arrested in Sumter County after allegedly trying to purchase a vehicle with a bogus check.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office says 31-year-old Marcus Antonio Blair, 31, attempted to buy a vehicle at American Auto Sales, located at 495 Myrtle Beach Highway in Sumter County on Dec. 4.

Blair reportedly attempted to give the business a counterfeit check in the amount of $8,500. The dealer called law enforcement who could not verify the check’s authenticity.

Blair is being held in the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center.

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