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Keith Payne (Yadkin County Sheriff's Office)

YADKIN COUNTY, N.C. — Deputies said a Yadkin County woodworker was arrested for not following through with orders on her business’s website.

Keith Payne, 62, of Hamptonville, is the owner Hawks Will Custom Woodworks.

Deputies on Thursday said she was arrested on April 19 for receiving payments through her website without producing the items that were paid for.

According to HawksWillWoodwork.com, the business primarily offers hand-crafted wood furniture purposed for cats and dogs.

Payne has been charged with seven counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. She was released on a $15,000 bond.

No other details about the investigation were provided.

As a warning to consumers, deputies said online businesses should be researched before purchases are made.