Magistrate Employee Terminated For Missing Money

5:45 PM, Sep 4, 2013   |    comments
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Lexington, SC (WLTX) - An assistant to a Lexington County Magistrate Judge is no longer working for the magistrate's office after SLED opened an investigation there Tuesday.

A source tells News19 that between $1,000 and $1,500 dollars were missing from the office. The same source says criminal charges against the former employee are not expected because money missing from the office occurred after some kind of administrative error, not a criminal offense.

SLED agents would only say Wednesday their investigation at the Lexington County Magistrates Office is "open and ongoing."

Lexington County Administrator Joe Mergo confirmed Wednesday the former assistant no longer works for the Lexington County Magistrates Office.

The employee worked in the office of Lexington County Magistrate Judge Thomas Rawl.

News19 has chosen to not publish the name of the former employee because that employee has not been charged with a crime.

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