South Carolina Law Enforcement Agents arrested a woman on Thursday that they believe embezzled more than $140,000 from the Orangeburg County Treasurer’s Office. Vickie L. Haynes, an employee of the treasurer’s office, was charged with one count of embezzlement of public funds of $10,000 or more and was booked at the Orangeburg County Detention Center. If convicted, Haynes could face a maximum sentence of up to ten years in prison or a fine.
Haynes, 41, worked in a position of trust and was responsible for receiving payments from the public according to the affidavit. She is believed to have taken more than $5,000 from the Treasurer’s Office between April 2, 2012 and January 14, 2013. The warrant states that she then wrote checks from her personal accounts and accounts shared with her son, before cashing them at the county treasurer office to cover the amount that she had stolen.
According to the report, Haynes deposited a total of $144,725 into her personal accounts during the nine month long scheme. The document states that her yearly salary was $23,507.
A sentencing hearing has not been scheduled at this time.