A Clarendon County hospital official is now facing embezzlement-related charges after investigators said he used more than $9,000 in fuel paid for by the hospital for his personal vehicles.
56-year-old Henry Turbeville of New Zion, the former director at Clarendon Health Systems EMS and its ambulance provider Cypress Transport, was charged Tuesday with breach of trust with fraudulent intent, according to the State Law Enforcement Division. Turbeville was booked at the Clarendon County Detention Center shortly after his arrest.
Clarendon Health is based in Manning and is operated by the Clarendon Health District. The district’s board of directors are appointed by the governor at the recommendation of county legislators.
A SLED warrant states Turbeville spent more than $9,100 on gasoline for his personal vehicles while leading the EMS office from late 2011 until January 2014. The warrant also says investigators have video evidence and financial audits showing the purchases. State law classifies any embezzlement cases under its “breach of trust” charges.
A spokesman for Clarendon Health said Turbeville has not worked for the hospital since January.