Summerville -- A 51-year-old Ladson man is accused of embezzling $4,200 from the town.

Jeffery Allen Rabun of Lucille Street, who was described as a former town employee, is charged with embezzlement of public funds less than $5,000, according to the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office.

Rabun turned himself over to detectives Monday morning. He was being held in the Dorchester County jail pending a bail hearing.

The town asked the Sheriff's Office to investigate missing money from the town's Parks and Recreation Department, according to a news release.

Sheriff's detectives began looking into the case in August, the release said. During the calendar year of 2009, Rabun is alleged to have taken at least $4,200 from the gate receipts from the town's Gahagan Plantation Community Park, according to the Sheriff's Office.