KERSHAW COUNTY, S.C. (WIS contributed to this article) —
A 34-year-old woman is accused of stealing money collected from registered sex offenders while she was assistant to a South Carolina sheriff, according to an arrest warrant.
The State Law Enforcement Division arrested Samantha West Connell, of Kershaw County, on a charge of embezzlement of public funds, value less than $10,000.
SLED agents said the thefts were committed between January 2015 and April 2016, while Connell was employed as an administrative assistant at the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the SLED warrant, money was collected from registered sex offenders for deposit into the Kershaw County Sex Offender Registry Fund, but no deposits were made.