Charleston Co. collection employee accused of embezzling $8,585

Terrie Mobley. (Source: CCDC)
Terrie Mobley. (Source: CCDC)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A longtime employee at Charleston County's Revenue Collections Department has been arrested after officials say over $8,500 worth of cash and checks were reported missing.

Terrie Mobley, who has worked as a customer service representative at the department for the past 15 years, was arrested by SLED Thursday and charged with forgery and embezzlement of public funds.

According to a release, the Revenue Collections Department recently discovered several check had not been deposited over a four-month period this year, despite internal documents that showed otherwise.

Officials say an investigation by the County's Internal Auditor revealed $8,585.33 in cash and checks were missing.

All missing checks have since been recovered, according to the release.

"No business or person has been penalized due to the missing payments," said Charleston County Administrator Kurt Taylor. "The County will pay any costs of reissuance of the checks, and then seek these costs as additional restitution from the employee."

Mobley, 37, was fired by Charleston County earlier this week, the release states.

She is being held at the Charleston County Detention Center. Her bond was set at $15,000.

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