Varnville mayor charged with misconduct in office

Fields (Source: HCSO)
Fields (Source: HCSO)

VARNVILLE, SC (WCSC) - The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division announced Friday the arrest of the Mayor of Varnville accused of stealing gasoline from the town.

Henry Fields, Jr., 66, of 151 Jumper St. in Varnville, is charged with misconduct in office.

According to a SLED arrest warrant, Fields is accused of unlawfully obtaining more than $1,970 worth of gasoline for his personal vehicle and billing the town of Varnville for the amount.

This activity allegedly occurred between May 25, 2009 and May 5, 2010.

SLED investigated this case at the request of the Town of Varnville.

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