Former Quinby Town Clerk Dawn Osborne, 64, was arrested Tuesday and charged with Embezzlement of Public Funds after deputies say she stole more than $13,000 in public safety funds from the town.
The Florence County Sheriff says the embezzlement happened between January 2009 and May 2012.
Town officials discovered the missing money and called in the Sheriff's Office to investigate.
Osborne has been released from the Florence County Detention Center on a personal recognizance bond.
If convicted, she faces five years in prison.