Fraud involves county money
Laurens County was going to be the victim of wire fraud, in a matter that is under investigation.
A report said the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to an attempted wire fraud. The Laurens County Treasurer’s Office reported a fraudulent e-mail account in the name of a county official. A deputy responded to Hillcrest Square Judicial/Services Center to begin an investigation, a report said.
The official was not identified. The alleged fraud reportedly involved an attempted $68,100 transfer of county funds to an Illinois bank.
An investigation is continuing.