Polk Co. SO makes arrest in fraud investigation

Mar. 01, 2013 @ 12:08 PM

A 27-year-old Green Creek woman was arrested in Polk County as part of an investigation into fraud.

According to the Polk County Sheriff's Department, Jessica Herman was arrested Feb. 28 on seven counts of identity theft and seven counts of obtaining property under false pretense.

Investigators received an anonymous tip after a picture from surveillance video asking for help in identifying the suspect on Tuesday aired through the media. Shortly following receiving the tip, additional information regarding a purchase with the card was received in which they had been waiting for substantiated the tip.

Detectives with the sheriff’s office had been working the case involving the fraudulent transactions which stemmed through Polk, Rutherford, and Spartanburg Counties. This has been an ongoing investigation since January; information obtained in their investigation will be forwarded to Rutherford County and Spartanburg County where Herman could face additional charges.

Herman turned herself in to sheriff’s office detectives where she went before the magistrate and was given a $2,000 bond. She had her first court appearance Friday at the Polk County Courthouse.