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Former Williamsburg County Water and Sewer Services Official Faces Embezzlement Charges

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Williamsburg County SC Woman Charged with Embezzlement

A former Kingstree-based county official, Sherrie Wallace Footman, has been charged with embezzlement of public funds, as declared by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). The 57-year-old was formerly employed with the Williamsburg County Water and Sewer services as the office manager responsible for the safekeeping, transfer, and disbursement of public funds.

Charges and Arrest Details

Footman was apprehended by SLED on May 20 and was transported to the Williamsburg County Detention Center. Soon after her arrest, a bond of $10,000 was set and posted the same day. Footman has been charged with embezzlement of public funds surpassing the amount of $10,000.

Between 2015 and 2023 Employment

According to an issued arrest warrant, Ms. Footman served as the office manager for the Williamsburg County Water and Sewer services between August 2015 to January 2023. She had a crucial role in the safekeeping, transfer, and disbursement of public funds. However, the period between January 2018 to November 2022 witnessed a misappropriation of $150,000.94 of these public funds, the arrest warrant indicates.

Confirmation through Investigation

The embezzlement allegations against Footman were confirmed through an intricate investigation of financial records and corroborative statements from witnesses, according to related documents. However, the exact way the funds were embezzled remains unclear. Information regarding how Ms. Footman left her county job also remains undisclosed. Moreover, there is no indication about the usage of the embezzled funds.

Potential Consequences

The embezzlement charge against Footman, a felony, will be prosecuted by the 3rd Circuit Solicitor’s Office. As per South Carolina law, if Footman is found guilty, she could be looking at a maximum penalty of a decade in prison.

The State wishes to inform the readers that the aforementioned details regarding the embezzlement case are still emerging and can change as more accurate facts become available. As updates emerge, the latest information will be provided promptly and accurately. We encourage our readers to continue accessing this page for comprehensive developments on this topic.


Former Williamsburg County Water and Sewer Services Official Faces Embezzlement Charges

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