SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Investigators with the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office arrested a Ridgeville man last Friday for allegedly embezzling almost $8,000 of Veterans of Foreign Wars funds.
Detectives say 68-year-old James Russell Farr, of Ridgeville, used $7,785.35 of VFW 1261 funds to pay his personal bills and obtain cash.
Authorities say Farr was acting as the "Quartermaster" for VFW 1261, located on Central Avenue.
He is charged with breach of trust greater than $2,000. A court date has not been set.
Editor's note: A previous version of this story mistakenly claimed the man was charged with embezzling funds from a Summerville volunteer fire department.