SLED checking report of missing money in Lexington County

LEXINGTON, S.C. — State Law Enforcement Division agents are investigating reports of missing money in the Lexington County clerk of court’s office.

SLED spokesman Thom Berry confirmed the investigation to The State newspaper on Wednesday. Berry would not provide details on the investigation.

The office handles child support and alimony payments as well as other legal fees and fines.

Clerk of Court Beth Carrigg said she asked for the investigation after learning of a problem. Carrigg said the request for a SLED investigation comes after an independent audit of some financial transactions in the office.

She would not say which funds were affected but said it was not the child support account.

Carrigg also would not say whether any of her 40-member staff has been suspended or fired.

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Information from: The State, http://www.thestate.com