Friday, February 13, 2009

Former South Carolina DSS Official Indicted For $5.2 Million Embezzlement Scheme

Paul Timothy Moore, 61, of Columbia, South Carolina and the former finance director for the state Department of Social Services, was formally indicted yesterday on charges he embezzled more than $5.2 million from the agency using a scheme to recruit others to cash checks and then split the proceeds. Five others were indicted along with Moore as co-conspirators in the scheme, including Herbert McKie, 27, Tyra L. Goodson, 36, Nova Kathleen Johnson, 40, and Sandra Denease Smith, 45, all of Columbia; and Calandra Fabary Thomas, 38, of Aiken, S.C. According to the indictment, Moore caused 761 checks to be issued between May 2004 and October 2008, in amounts of about $7,000 which were cashed by the co-conspirators.

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