Mandy Butts appeared in Oconee General Sessions Court today for sentencing on a Financial Identity Fraud charge, which she pled guilty to on April 27, 2017. The State requested the maximum sentence due to the defendant’s prior record. Judge Scott Sprouse sentenced Butts to the maximum, 10 years. 

In April of 2016, a business owner in Seneca contacted Oconee County Sheriff’s Office and advised them that between October 27, 2015 and March 29, 2016 someone had used his business account to pay bills which were not his or the company’s. Sergeants Justin Ward and Mandy Tinsley investigated the case which led to the identification of the defendant, Mandy Butts. When confronted with the allegations, Butts confessed to the offenses. 

"Mandy Butts is a financial predator and the reason maximum sentences exist.  This ten year sentence ensures the citizens of Oconee County will be safe from her financial exploitation for the longest term possible."