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Fmr. Lyman Town Clerk accused of breach of trust, credit card fraud

LYMAN, SC (WSPA) -  The S.C. Law Enforcement Division arrested the former Lyman town clerk on Wednesday morning.

Tamala Wingate Redd, 46, of Greer, is accused of misusing traffic fines and credit cards for personal gain.

Redd is charged with breach of trust and financial transaction card fraud. 

According to an arrest warrant, Redd stole more than $10,000 between December 3, 2012 and June 1, 2016 while working as the town clerk.

A warrant says she Redd changed the dispositions of the tickets and issued refunds in the system in order to steal money from town of Lyman and state of South Carolina. 

SLED investigators found $20,387.65 in missing funds.

Another warrant says she made fraudulent charges on credits cards issued to the Town of Lyman over a six-month period during 2016.

Investigators say she used the cards for personal purchases totaling almost $8,000 for food, clothes, candles, Fitbit and various other items.

The case was investigated by SLED at the request of the town of Lyman and Lyman Police Department.

Redd was booked into the Spartanburg County Detention Center.

A judge issued an $11,000 personal recognizance bond for Redd. 

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