Woman arrested for taking more than $20,000 from job

Dana Howell

A woman was arrested Friday for cashing more than $20,000 worth of checks issued to a Darlington County economic development group.

The State Law Enforcement Division arrested Dana Howell, 26, and charged her with Breach of Trust with Fraudulent Intent, according to a SLED news release.

The release says Howell cashed more than $20,000 worth of checks issued to Darlington County Progress formerly called the Darlington County Economic Development Partnership for her own personal use when she worked there as an administrative assistant.

SLED said the incidents happened from October 2012 to July 2013.

The allegations of theft were first reported to Darlington police two weeks ago.

Officers took an incident report and turned their findings over to SLED.

SLED said it arrested Howell after gathering bank records, witness statements and a confession from Howell.