- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) - State agents say a former Lexington County court clerk has been charged with embezzlement after they say she stole about $36,000 in court filing fees.

An arrest warrant from the State Law Enforcement Division says 40-year-old Ana Marin took the money to file the cases, but never deposited the cash.

Authorities say they started investigating the theft when Marin had an extra $25 in her till at the end of a day in May 2015.

SLED says Marin was taking money for nearly three years. Agents say she also said she destroyed written receipt books that could have traced the missing money back to her.

Marin faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. Court records did not list an attorney.

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