By | February 9, 2024

Suspected Fraudster Timothy Scott Pratt Apprehended In Iredell County

Imagine the shock of a South Carolina business owner as they realise that a cheque intended for a business associate has been intercepted, altered, and fraudulently cashed. This was the unfortunate reality for a local entrepreneur last December when 33-year-old Timothy Scott Pratt was suspected to be the man behind the deception.

Brazen Crime Spree Unveiled

When the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office was alerted of the potential fraud, they immediately sprang into action. They were told by the distressed business owner that a cheque sent by mail had been stolen and cashed by an unauthorised individual. Enlisting the help of a detective, they delved deep into bank records and sifted through video surveillance from a cheque cashing establishment. This diligent detective work led to an unwelcome revelation – not only was the suspect allegedly involved in this crime, but he was also implicated in another similar incident with a different business.

From Suspect to Captive

After piecing together the evidence, the suspect was identified as Timothy Scott Pratt from Chesterfield, South Carolina. Arrest warrants were promptly issued and on February 1, Pratt was caught red-handed attempting to cash yet another altered cheque at a business in Mooresville. His arrest led to the discovery of seven outstanding warrants against him, including four from Iredell County and three fugitive warrants from other states. Pratt was remanded to the Iredell County Detention Center where he remains, with a secured bond set at $365,500. He’s due to appear in the District Court on February 20 in Statesville.

Team Effort Results in Justice

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office expressed their gratitude to the Mooresville Police Department for their invaluable assistance. Thanks to their combined efforts, a suspect is now facing the consequences for his alleged actions. This incident serves as a reminder to us all about the importance of diligence and teamwork in the fight against fraud.