SLED: Contractor Used State Money for Personal Use

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A contractor with South Carolina's disabilities agency has been charged with breach of trust.

The State Law Enforcement Division says 39-year-old Edwina Perteich Jackson was arrested Wednesday.

Starting in 2009, police say Jackson was working with the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs to provide and support employment services for a specific program. Authorities say agency auditors found invoices from the program's operating account that showed payments to Jackson for personal expenses of more than $10,000.

Court records listed no attorney for Jackson. She faces up to 10 years in prison if she is convicted.


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