Sheriff: Ex-SC official embezzled thousands for own use

EFFINGHAM, S.C. (AP) — The former clerk for a small northeast South Carolina town has been charged with embezzlement of public funds. In a post on Facebook, the Florence County Sheriff’s Office said 50-year-old Tina Sullivan, of Marion, was arrested Tuesday and is being held at the county’s detention center. Bond has not yet been set. Authorities said between March 23 and Aug. 7, Sullivan, while acting as clerk for Pamplico, used the town’s credit card without approval for various personal transactions totaling about $9,400. If convicted as charged, Sullivan could face up to five years in prison and a fine.

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