2019 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 13 - Forgery, Larceny, Embezzlement, False Pretenses And Cheats
Section 16-13-210. Embezzlement of public funds.

Universal Citation: SC Code § 16-13-210 (2019)

(A) It is unlawful for an officer or other person charged with the safekeeping, transfer, and disbursement of public funds to embezzle these funds.

(B) A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a:

(1) felony and, upon conviction, must be fined in the discretion of the court to be proportioned to the amount of the embezzlement and imprisoned not more than ten years if the amount of the embezzled funds is ten thousand dollars or more;

(2) felony and, upon conviction, must be fined in the discretion of the court to be proportioned to the amount of embezzlement and imprisoned not more than five years if the amount of the embezzled funds is less than ten thousand dollars.

(C) The person convicted of a felony is disqualified from holding any office of honor or emolument in this State; but the General Assembly, by a two-thirds vote, may remove this disability upon payment in full of the principal and interest of the sum embezzled.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 16-363; 1952 Code Section 16-363; 1942 Code Section 1510; 1932 Code Section 1510; Cr. C. '22 Section 459; Cr. C. '12 Section 534; Cr. C. '02 Section 378; 1898 (22) 810; 1934 (38) 1197; 1993 Act No. 184, Section 113; 1995 Act No. 7, Part I Section 6; 2010 Act No. 273, Section 16.M, eff June 2, 2010.

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