Orangeburg County court reports
Sentence may be modified after restitution is paid
The former office manager of the Orangeburg County Fair must pay $12,854.25 in restitution and serve five years of probation.
Molly McDaniel, 53, of 1565 Central Street, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to breach of trust with fraudulent intent valued over $10,000 on April 2.
Circuit Judge Ed Dickson stipulated that the court will consider modifying her sentence after she pays the restitution.
The Orangeburg Department of Public Safety charged McDaniel in July 2016 after an Orangeburg County Fair Association board member learned that the fair’s First Citizens account was overdrawn.
McDaniel resigned from her position with the fair on Feb. 22, 2016, but denied taking money in her resignation letter and accused others of stealing money.
McDaniel also said she spent money “because she was owed money for spending her own money for the benefit of the fair,” according to an ODPS incident report.
The arrest warrant accused her of spending money from the First Citizens account belonging to the OCFA between June 8, 2015 and Jan. 27, 2016.
The warrant also claimed McDaniel used the account’s debit card and wrote several checks to her family.
She admitted spending the money for her personal use, advising she had authorization to do so, according to the arrest warrant.
The OCFA’s board president and fair manager both told officials McDaniel did not have authorization to use the account for personal use.
Stabler guilty of shoplifting, sentenced to five years
Ernest Stabler, 63, of 1357 Dantzler Street, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to shoplifting third or subsequent offense enhancement.
Dickson sentenced him to prison for five years. Upon the service of one year, the balance is suspended to two years of probation.
Dickson noted that Stabler will remain in custody until bed space is available for him at an in-house alcoholism treatment facility for one year.
He also stipulated that if Stabler completes one year of in-house alcoholism treatment, it would satisfy his prison sentence.
An additional shoplifting with enhancement charge was dismissed at his preliminary hearing
Orangeburg woman guilty of passing fraudulent lottery tickets
Raven Monique Legree, 27, of 4018 Wagon Road, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to three counts of passing fraudulent lottery tickets.
Dickson sentenced her to four years in prison, suspended to three years of probation.
He also ordered her to pay restitution to the S.C. Education Lottery Commission and a local gas station.
As a result of her guilty plea, prosecutors dismissed the charge of conspiracy to commit lottery fraud.
Indictments accuse her of committing one count each on June 25, 26 and 27, 2017.
Alcolu man sentenced to one year in prison or paying a fine and court costs
Jeremiah Wallace Briggs, 35, of 1107 Chase Circle, Alcolu, pleaded guilty to first-offense driving under suspension not suspended for DUI, possession of less than 28 grams of marijuana and unlawful carrying of a handgun.
Dickson sentenced him to one year in prison or paying a fine of $200 and all court costs by June 5, 2018.
As a result of his guilty pleas, prosecutors dismissed the following charges: speeding more than 25 mph over the speed limit, possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person convicted of a violent felony and uninsured motor vehicle fee violation.
Koger guilty of possession of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute marijuana
Shamir Antonio Koger, 34, of 112 Lincoln Street, Branchville, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
Dickson sentenced him to five years in prison, provided that upon the service of 90 days of house arrest with GPS monitoring, the balance of the sentence will be suspended to three years of probation.
Dickson allowed Koger to go to work, church, get medical treatment and visit areas necessary for his son.
Koger must also undergo random drug/alcohol testing.
Due to his guilty pleas, prosecutors dismissed the charge of possession of a controlled substance.
Suspended Sentence for Financial Transaction Card Fraud
Geno Louis Wright, 46, of 157 Pasadena Avenue, Santee, pleaded guilty to financial transaction card fraud.
Dickson sentenced him to four years in prison. He was given credit for time served, suspended to three years of probation.
He gave Wright credit for having already served 120 days at the Orangeburg County Detention Center.