State police investigating missing funds from Darlington County Economic Development Partnership

The State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is investigating allegations of Breach of Trust following the improper cashing of a check for $11,646 issued to the Darlington County Economic Development Partnership, according to an incident report filed with the Darlington Police Department.

Police said the check was to be deposited into the Darlington County Progress, Inc account last month, but it was cashed instead.

Officers said the incident report was filed on July 28 by Frank Willis, the Partnership Executive Director, after he was contacted by the bank regarding the matter.

Officers also said they found other instances when checks were supposed to be deposited, but were cashed.

Darlington City investigators have turned over their findings to SLED.

We will keep you posted on what happens with this investigation.