FLORENCE, S.C. —  A Florence woman faces 66 counts of forgery following a Florence County Sheriff's Office investigation.

She is Beverly R. Steele, 46, of 1409 Jackson Avenue. The 66 charges are forgery with value less than $10,000, according to the sheriff's office.

"Between the dates of March 9, 2018, and March 2, 2020, Steele is alleged to have removed numerous checks from the victim’s residence and afterward presented sixty-six (66) checks for proceeds in varying amounts after forging the victim’s signature. The total amount of checks written by Steele on the victim’s account is approximately $45,707," Sheriff's Maj. Mike Nunn said in a media advisory.

Steele, who is a teacher at North Vista Elementary School, has been placed on administrative leave, according to Pam Little-McDaniel with Florence One Schools.

She is free on a personal recognizance bond.

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