Former Darlington Clerk of Court indicted on embezzlement charge
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the Darlington County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against a Darlington woman in connection with the embezzlement of over $10,000 from the City of Darlington.
April M. Bailey, of Darlington, SC, was indicted Thursday, November 30, 2017, on one count of Embezzlement of Public Funds, Value $10,000 or more under S.C. Code Section 16-13-210. The indictment alleges that while Bailey was employed as the Clerk of Court for the City of Darlington, she diverted cash funds meant to be paid to jurors for their service to herself. The maximum penalty Bailey could receive is 10 years and a fine in the discretion of the court. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant Attorney J. Clayton Mitchell. She will be allowed to turn herself in where she will be served with the indictment and arraigned on the charges. The case will proceed from there.