Fraud involves county money

An investigation is launched into fraudulent e-mail account

 

Laurens County was going to be the victim of wire fraud, in a matter that is under investigation.

A report said the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to an attempted wire fraud. The Laurens County Treasurer’s Office reported a fraudulent e-mail account in the name of a county official. A deputy responded to Hillcrest Square Judicial/Services Center to begin an investigation, a report said.

The official was not identified. The alleged fraud reportedly involved an attempted $68,100 transfer of county funds to an Illinois bank.

An investigation is continuing.

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