Fraud suspect nabbed in Summerville by police, Dorchester deputies, U.S. Marshals

Bethany Guyton Martinelli, 37, was arrested Friday by the U.S. Marshals, Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office and Summerville Police Department in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Summerville.  Martinelli is charged by Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office for felony fraud.  Martinelli is also wanted by the Horry County Sheriff’s Office, SC for failure to appear on a stolen vehicle charge and Denton County Sheriff’s Office in Denton, TX for felony theft of property.

A woman wanted on fraud and theft charges was arrested Friday by U.S. Marshals, Dorchester County sheriff’s deputies and Summerville poice in the WalMart parking lot in Summerville.

Bethany Guyton Martinelli, 37, is charged in Dorchester County with felony fraud. Martinelli is also wanted by the Horry County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear on a stolen vehicle charge and the Denton County Sheriff’s Office in Denton, Texas, for felony theft of property Brad Dorn of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Dorchester County deputies began investigating Martinelli after they received tips from the public that she was posting fraudulent rental properties on Craigslist and collecting money from victims that purchased these properties, Dorn said.

Martinelli and her boyfriend, Brennan Scott Dennis, 41, were located at the WalMart parking lot after a tip was received from the public, Dorn said.

Dennis was arrested by Summerville police for possession of a stolen vehicle tag, Dorn said. Both Martinelli and Dennis are being held at the Dorchester County Detention Center.

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