Ex-DMV worker in SC charged with taking $300,000

Columbia, SC - COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - A former employee at the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles has been charged with taking more than $300,000 from the agency.

Multiple media outlets reported 39-year-old Wendy Gaskins of West Columbia was charged Tuesday with embezzlement of public funds.

The State Law Enforcement Division says Gaskins was a facilities manager with the DMV and is accused of taking the money for personal use.

SLED says Gaskins set up a fake company known as "J. Creech Construction" and deposited the stolen funds in a checking account for the company.

It was unclear if Gaskins had an attorney.

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