COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCIV) -- The Richland County Grand
Jury has indicted a Columbia man accused of embezzling over $200,000 from the South Carolina Education
According to South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, 55-year-old Anthony J. McNeil is charged with one felony count of embezzlement of public funds over $10,000.
If found guilty, McNeil could face up to five years in prison and a
fine. He was employed in the finance
division of the South Carolina Education Lottery.
According to the SCAG's office, between April 2010 and August 2012, McNeil used overcharges, computer changes, bank account sweeps and the redirecting of certain
funds to steal the money and keep the discrepancy from showing up in the Lottery's records.
The case will be prosecuted
by the Attorney General's Office.