Crime reports: 64-year-old Sumter man charged after allegedly rubbing pre-teen's butt

Others charged with financial transaction fraud, forgery

BY KAYLA ROBINS kayla@theitem.com
Posted 4/14/19

A 64-year-old man was arrested April 8 on charges of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Michael Lawrence Alston, of Prosser Avenue, is accused in a March 27 warrant of committing a lewd act on a 12-year-old girl when he reportedly …

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Crime reports: 64-year-old Sumter man charged after allegedly rubbing pre-teen's butt

Others charged with financial transaction fraud, forgery

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A 64-year-old man was arrested April 8 on charges of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Michael Lawrence Alston, of Prosser Avenue, is accused in a March 27 warrant of committing a lewd act on a 12-year-old girl when he reportedly rubbed her buttocks and leg over her clothing and made a sexual comment while at his residence on March 23, according to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. The girl told a family member about the incident.

A forensic interview was completed to verify the information given to law enforcement, according to the sheriff's office.

A Dalzell woman faces charges of financial transaction card fraud, value of $500 or less within a six-month period.

An April 3 warrant states Colleen Poundstone, 62, of Shawside Drive, used a debit card belonging to someone else to pay her cable bill for a combined amount of $352.12, according to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. Law enforcement obtained a typed statement from the victim as well as account information relating to financial transactions.

She was arrested on April 8.

An Alcolu woman has been charged with financial transaction card fraud, value of $500 or less within a six-month period for reportedly making purchases online and in stores with another person's debit card.

According to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office, 36-year-old Jessica Marie Kelsey, of U.S. 301, also made cash withdrawals from ATMs, everything totaling $5,705.47 on Jan. 31.

Law enforcement obtained a copy of the bank statement, still photos of who is suspected to be Kelsey withdrawing money from an ATM with the debit card and video footage of her using the card in a store.

A 35-year-old woman from Sumter faces a forgery charge, value less than $10,000, for reportedly making a $1,400 deposit with a forged check using another person's name.

Linda Ann Bracey, of Cherryvale Drive, is accused of passing the check at a bank on West Wesmark Boulevard on Aug. 19, 2018, according to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. Through a search warrant, law enforcement obtained a copy of the check and bank statement. Bracey admitted to the charge, according to the warrant.