Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Former South Carolina DMV Worker Charged In $300K Embezzlement Scheme
Wendy R. Gaskins, 39, of West Columbia, South Carolina, has been charged with embezzling some $300,000 from the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles where she had been employed as a facilities manager. According to authorities, Gaskins began misappropriating DMV funds in March 2009 and used the ill-gotten gains to make home improvements, a camper and other personal items. Authorities say Gaskins provided a written confession. She reportedly transferred monies into an account she set up for a phony construction company known as J. Creech Construction.
Update (3/31/11): Gaskins state charges have been dropped in lieu of federal charges.