N. Charleston man suspected of using counterfeit checks arrested in Myrtle Beach
A North Charleston man has been arrested in Myrtle Beach after law enforcement officers were called about someone using counterfeit checks to buy merchandise from retail stores, according to a police report.
The Sun News reported today that Quinten Rosheen Bellamy, 35, was charged Tuesday with resisting arrest and reckless driving. He is being held at the Myrtle Beach Jail, according to records.
Detectives plan to charge Bellamy with fraud and counterfeit in connection with the counterfeit checks, according to the report.
The Marshalls store at 10816 Kings Road in North Myrtle Beach alerted police Tuesday about Bellamy using counterfeit checks at various stores across the state, according to the report.
Later that day, an employee of the Myrtle Beach TJ Maxx store called police to say Bellamy was in the store and used a counterfeit check to pay for $126.41 worth of items, including socks, sheets and earrings, according to the report. Marshalls and TJ Maxx are owned by the same company.
While the worker was talking with police on the phone, Bellamy ran from the store to his vehicle.
An officer in the area tried to stop the vehicle, but Bellamy sped away and struck a bicyclist on U.S. 17 Bypass at 38th Avenue North before he was stopped and arrested, according to the report.
Police who searched the vehicle found merchandise from the Marshalls and TJ Maxx, according to the report.
Charleston County court records show that Bellamy is 35 years old and that his last known address as of October was on Ranger Drive in North Cahrleston.