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Woman charged with grand theft for writing bad checks

A 35-year-old Sioux Falls woman faces a felony theft charge for allegedly passing more than $1,800 worth of bad checks at grocery stores in Mitchell and Huron.

Carla Marie Benton could face a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine after being arrested on one count of grand theft July 30. Benton allegedly passed $1,837.44 worth of bad checks at Coborn's in Mitchell and Huron.

Benton admitted to authorities she knew there was no money in the account associated with the checks, court documents say.

Benton is scheduled to appear in court later this month.