Newberry Judge Charged with Embezzlement

Newberry Judge Charged with Embezzlement

There are 53 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Apr 28, 2008, titled Newberry Judge Charged with Embezzlement. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

SLED agents have a arrested a 43-year-old associate probate judge, after they say she embezzled more than $1,000 of public funds.

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Saint of God

Vance, SC

#1 Apr 28, 2008
The justice system is very wack. It 's the unjust judges that are making and passing judgement and they are not living up to par. If police officers and judges can walk away for killing human beings (referring to Micheal Bell) and Michael Vick has to serve time and loose his career behind killing dogs(although it is wrong), then this judge should also loose her career and never pass judgement again. If I am wrong, then I asked the good Lord to forgive me.

Since: Jun 07

Orangeburg, SC

#2 Apr 28, 2008
Saint of God wrote:
The justice system is very wack. It 's the unjust judges that are making and passing judgement and they are not living up to par. If police officers and judges can walk away for killing human beings (referring to Micheal Bell) and Michael Vick has to serve time and loose his career behind killing dogs(although it is wrong), then this judge should also loose her career and never pass judgement again. If I am wrong, then I asked the good Lord to forgive me.
Somewhat related: I had jury duty recently and prior to the judge entering the room, the associate made everyone put away cell phones and spit out chewing gum. Then, the judge comes strolling in chewing gum with a phone on his hip.

Some judge's truly feel that they are above the law and better than others.

If proven guilty, this judge's greed got the best of her. Of course the system is broke if she was allowed to get away with it in the first place.

Unsolicited tip: Lead by example

“Do we still stand united?”

Since: Jun 07

Small Town in South Carolina

#3 Apr 28, 2008
Saint of God wrote:
The justice system is very wack. It 's the unjust judges that are making and passing judgement and they are not living up to par. If police officers and judges can walk away for killing human beings (referring to Micheal Bell) and Michael Vick has to serve time and loose his career behind killing dogs(although it is wrong), then this judge should also loose her career and never pass judgement again. If I am wrong, then I asked the good Lord to forgive me.
Let's face it.....it's everybody. America, land of the freaks and home of the knave.
tdbn

Bay Minette, AL

#4 Apr 28, 2008
she was a probate judge ? so if i am correct she presided over estates and such. really gives one a warm and secure feeling doesnt it ?
Newberry SC

Maxton, NC

#6 Apr 28, 2008
stupid..could not have been enough money to have yourself and family branded a thief for all to see.
she is just plain stupid

“We Go Play Hoop”

Since: Jul 07

Falls Church, VA

#7 Apr 28, 2008
MaxAcceleration wrote:
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Somewhat related: I had jury duty recently and prior to the judge entering the room, the associate made everyone put away cell phones and spit out chewing gum. Then, the judge comes strolling in chewing gum with a phone on his hip.
Some judge's truly feel that they are above the law and better than others.
If proven guilty, this judge's greed got the best of her. Of course the system is broke if she was allowed to get away with it in the first place.
Unsolicited tip: Lead by example
It's not "against the law" to chew gum or possess a cell phone in a court of law. It is usually the judges' rules to not chew gum or have a cell phone on in their court room - so there's no such thing as "lead by example" in your case, because their rules only apply to those people brought before the udge... and that's perfectly acceptable.

There have actually been cases argued in the past wherein people found guilty of crimes later recanted their testimony saying they were misunderstood because of a wad of gum in their mouth... The removal of gum then removes the possibility of this from happening so judges usually adopt that policy. It can also be a complee distraction to talk to someone who has no gum-chewing ettiquette,,,

Regarding the cell phones - well, that is simplay a huge distraction... Remember the last time you were in a movie theater and heard a phone ring?
here comes the judge

Maxton, NC

#9 Apr 28, 2008
where was the probate judge at this time. i hear she is absent most of the time and when she is there, she really is not there. when she is there i hear she is more worried about who the county manager is talking to. the curious question is did any of the deceaseds money get missing and will the taxpayer have to pick up the tab to those families.
heyward

Bay Minette, AL

#10 Apr 28, 2008
just saw her pic .figures . affirmative reaction

Since: Jun 07

Orangeburg, SC

#11 Apr 28, 2008
Spot On wrote:
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It's not "against the law" to chew gum or possess a cell phone in a court of law. It is usually the judges' rules to not chew gum or have a cell phone on in their court room - so there's no such thing as "lead by example" in your case, because their rules only apply to those people brought before the udge... and that's perfectly acceptable.
There have actually been cases argued in the past wherein people found guilty of crimes later recanted their testimony saying they were misunderstood because of a wad of gum in their mouth... The removal of gum then removes the possibility of this from happening so judges usually adopt that policy. It can also be a complee distraction to talk to someone who has no gum-chewing ettiquette,,,
Regarding the cell phones - well, that is simplay a huge distraction... Remember the last time you were in a movie theater and heard a phone ring?
Have no problem with the rules a judge makes, because, well...they are a judge.

Note that this was during juror selection in an administrative area, not a court room. We get lectured about gum & phones; grown adults with enough responsibility to be chosen to act as a juror are led to the trashcan like 4 year olds to "spit". Then, in struts Mr. Judge smacking gum. Would it be too much to honor the very same "request" that you have made of the potential jurors? That was the point I was trying to make. Simple courtesy, but it did make for a good chuckle as he sat behind the table smacking his wad.

As far as the mobile, I was happy to leave the PDA in the car; was a nice break. I do not have a problem with phones in public, but more with the idiots that are using them.
duh

West Columbia, SC

#12 Apr 28, 2008
She ain't got time for your jibba jabba.
Dr Pepper

Maxton, NC

#13 Apr 28, 2008
Spot On wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not "against the law" to chew gum or possess a cell phone in a court of law. It is usually the judges' rules to not chew gum or have a cell phone on in their court room - so there's no such thing as "lead by example" in your case, because their rules only apply to those people brought before the udge... and that's perfectly acceptable.
There have actually been cases argued in the past wherein people found guilty of crimes later recanted their testimony saying they were misunderstood because of a wad of gum in their mouth... The removal of gum then removes the possibility of this from happening so judges usually adopt that policy. It can also be a complee distraction to talk to someone who has no gum-chewing ettiquette,,,
Regarding the cell phones - well, that is simplay a huge distraction... Remember the last time you were in a movie theater and heard a phone ring?
Hey, stupid, from what walmart or bar stool did you get your law degree from? Because, Ms. Judge Judy wanna be, you are A: Wrong, B: Stupid, C: Probably butt ugly and a Bendick college drop out. Get your legal advice from a real lawyer before you stupid up your life even more.
chucken n rice

Maxton, NC

#14 Apr 28, 2008
duh wrote:
She ain't got time for your jibba jabba.
oh she'll have plenty of time .
I Missed The Point

United States

#17 Apr 28, 2008
Well, you do know it has ALWAYS been against the law to be be black, intelligent, competent, talented, motivated and hardworking. Unless, it was raking the yard, working in the fields, cooking in the kitchen or raising somebody else's children, or being somebody' mistress. All you had to be back then was female, blue eyes, blond hair, could keep a secret and walk pass the school(not go in) you could get the keys to the bank and didn't have to know how to count on your fingers or money. ABRAHAM LINCOLN!
NewberryMom

Plymouth, MN

#19 Apr 29, 2008
It's a crying shame that there isn't even one decent, law abiding , God fearing , person of high moral standard serving as police officials and judges in our state.. I just wonder if being a crook is a requirement to be in office... I'm praying for our rulers.
a taxpayer

Laurinburg, NC

#20 Apr 29, 2008
I am agreeing with Tomfoolery on this one.What gets me is some of these sumary court judges ride around with their personal license plates making themselves great targets people they have ruled against.

“Soft Touch Hard Cover”

Since: Dec 07

Jersey

#21 Apr 29, 2008
Dr Pepper wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, stupid, from what walmart or bar stool did you get your law degree from? Because, Ms. Judge Judy wanna be, you are A: Wrong, B: Stupid, C: Probably butt ugly and a Bendick college drop out. Get your legal advice from a real lawyer before you stupid up your life even more.
I didn't realize you needed to be a lawyer to know court room procedures and policies. Hmm. Imagine that!

“Soft Touch Hard Cover”

Since: Dec 07

Jersey

#22 Apr 29, 2008
a taxpayer wrote:
I am agreeing with Tomfoolery on this one.What gets me is some of these sumary court judges ride around with their personal license plates making themselves great targets people they have ruled against.
You have to look at the requirements to become these lower court Judges. Many times you don't need to be an Attorney. So, you see people in positions because of who they know.
Dirty Dancing

AOL

#25 Apr 29, 2008
Samll Potatoes.
Dirty Dancing

AOL

#26 Apr 29, 2008
Small Potatoes
Barry

Montgomery, AL

#27 Apr 29, 2008
Well, Well, Well.

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