Police Chief Accused of Keeping Public Money for Himself

Springfield police chief Lacra Jenkins has been arrested and charged with misconduct in office

Orangeburg, SC (WLTX) - A small town police chief is being accused of keeping for himself money that was supposed to go to other officers back when he worked at the county sheriff's department.

Lacra Sharod Jenkins, 39, is charged with misconduct in office, a misdemeanor.

Back in 2015, Jenkins was working as a captain with the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Department. The arrest warrant claims that back In October of 2015, Jenkins purposefully withheld payment from other deputies for off-duty assignments. 

The warrant goes on to say that he didn't pay them the agreed upon money, and keep the rest of the funds. It also alleges that Jenkins asked some deputies to lie if asked about the payments, and say that he had worked part of their assignment. 

Jenkins later became police chief of the town of Springfield, also in Orangeburg County.

If convicted, Jenkins could face up to a year in jail or a $1,000 fine. 

 

 

 

 

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