A South Carolina man wanted on fugitive warrants has been arrested following a fraud investigation by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.

Timothy Pratt

Sheriff Darren Campbell announced the arrest of Timothy Scott Pratt, 33, of Chesterfield, S.C., in a news release.

The ICSO began an investigation on December 20, 2023, after receiving a report from a business owner concerning check fraud. The business owner stated a check that was mailed to another location had been stolen from the mail and cashed by an unauthorized person, according to the news release.

The case was assigned to Detective Craig Scannella, who is assigned to the ICSO Economic Crimes Division of the Special Victim’s Unit. As part of the investigation, the detective obtained bank records and video surveillance of a suspect passing the altered check at a check cashing business, Campbell said.

While conducting this investigation, Detective Scannella received a second report from another business involving the same suspect.

Through video surveillance and evidence obtained, Pratt was identified as the suspect. Scannella obtained arrest warrants charging the suspect with two counts of felony obtaining property by false pretenses and two counts of felony forgery.

On February 1, Pratt was located while attempting to cash another altered check at a business in Mooresville. He was was arrested and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center, where he was served with seven outstanding warrants, including three fugitive warrants from other states.

Pratt was being held under a $350,500 secured bond.

The ICSO expressed its appreciation to the Mooresville Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.