Orangeburg woman charged with burglary; report claims suspicious cooked pizza and chicken | Crime and courts

Orangeburg Public Safety Department

An Orangeburg woman is charged with breaking into a home and cooking pizza and chicken.

Mercedes Angela Fludd, 34, of 1004 Henley Street, is charged with first degree burglary.

The landlady contacted police after receiving a phone alert at 4.15am on Friday that the alarm at her Broughton Street home had been activated.

The owner used her phone to access surveillance cameras in her home. She spotted a woman “pacing around while eating her food,” according to an incident report.

The police attempted to use a spare key to enter the house.

As they did, a woman opened the door, according to the report.


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Police say they saw a woman cooking frozen pizza and frozen chicken.

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The woman claimed she was at her sister’s house and there were people in the front yard, according to the incident report.

The police noted that there was no one in the front yard. The report does not indicate that it was his sister’s house.

Value of pizza and chicken is $20.

If convicted, Fludd faces life in prison.

In an independent report, a Truist bank corporate investigator reported Thursday that an account holder allegedly deposited fraudulent checks and then withdrew $26,000 from the bank’s ATM in Orangeburg.

The bank is located at 500 Bennett Street and ATM withdrawals occurred at various times between April 29 and July 18, the incident report said.

Truist’s investigator claims the account holder deposited the fraudulent checks through a mobile app.

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A woman reported that a man claiming to represent a vehicle repossession company towed his white 2013 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck from the parking lot of the Lake Marion Inn in Santee.

The hotel is located at 626 Bass Drive.

She reported the incident on Thursday, but it happened on Tuesday, she said.


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A dispatcher radioed a deputy that the SC Department of Motor Vehicles did not have the vehicle listed under the woman’s name.

The truck is valued at $20,000.

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