Former city employee arrested for embezzling $4,000

Antonio Leroy Rutledge
Antonio Leroy Rutledge

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Investigators have arrested a former City of Charleston employee who is accused of embezzling $4,000 from the city.

The Charleston Police Department charged 29-year-old Antonio Leroy Rutledge of North Charleston with embezzlement of public funds.

According to police, between Jan. 3 and April 11 of this year, while Rutledge was employed with the City of Charleston Building Inspection Division, he embezzled $4,000 from the city for his personal use.

Rutledge was locked up at the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center and is scheduled for a bond hearing on Thursday.

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