Williamsburg County sheriff indicted for fraud - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

Williamsburg County sheriff indicted for fraud

Posted: Updated:

 

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The Williamsburg County sheriff has been indicted after prosecutors say he provided a man who ran a credit repair business with fake police reports.
   
A grand jury Wednesday handed up the indictment against Sheriff Michael Johnson. He is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
   
Prosecutors say Johnson created the fake police reports so customers of the credit repair business could claim their overdue bills were caused by identity fraud. The indictment against Johnson estimates the scheme was used in over 130 credit reports.
   
Johnson didn't return a message left at the sheriff's office and there was no answer at his home. Court papers didn't list a lawyer.
   
Johnson is the sixth sheriff in South Carolina's 46 counties to face criminal charges in the past four years.

 

Most Popular

Stories
Videos

Like Us On Facebook


  • High Profile CasesMore>>

Powered by WorldNow

ABCNews4 WCIV-TV

888 Allbritton Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-881-4444 | Advertising Information

Public Information File

For assistance with accessing WCIV-TV's public information file, click here.

Advertising

Advertising Credit Application and Terms and Conditions PDF.

Powered by WorldNow
All content Copyright © 2014 WCIV and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.