Detention officer accused of stealing money from Georgetown Co. jail

Detention officer accused of stealing money from Georgetown Co. jail

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Investigators have arrested a detention officer accused of stealing money from the Georgetown County Detention Center.

The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office charged 35-year-old Jame E. Drye with breach of trust with fraudulent intent and misconduct in office.

Drye was arrested as a result of an investigation by the sheriff's office.

On Nov. 2, detention center administration discovered funds were missing from the facility's account.

"Once the funds were discovered missing, documentation was obtained from the bank which supported the suspicion that the funds were fraudulently obtained," GCSO officials said."After discovering this information, GCDC administration contacted sheriff's investigators to open an active investigation."

According to investigators, on September 2014, Drye obtained funds by cashing a check he made out to himself in the amount of $550.

"Drye, who has been serving with the Georgetown County Detention Center since August 18, 2003, is currently being held at the GCDC awaiting a bond hearing," GCSO officials said.

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