The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office filed charges yesterday in connection with the alleged use of false pretenses to defraud a Clinton businessman. 32-year-old Crystal McCarson Knight, now listed as living at 200 Stewart Street, Clinton is charged with Obtaining Signature or Property Under False Pretenses. A Warrant states that on October 18th by false pretenses she obtained a cell phone from the victim with intent to cheat and defraud him. In another case, a warrant accuses Ms. Knight of entering a store on North Main Street, Joanna on October 2nd, after being placed on trespass notice to stay out. Crystal Knight was being held in the county detention center for a bond hearing today.