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Former Chamber of Commerce Director Arrested

Daniel Prince

Stephanie Rhinehart faces two counts of breach of trust with fraudulent intent

Former Union County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Stephanie Rhinehart was arrested Tuesday. Agents from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division charged Rhinehart with breach of trust with fraudulent intent, value $2000 or less. The Union County Sheriff’s Office requested that SLED investigate potentially fraudulent charges made using the Union County Chamber of Commerce’s credit card. According to the arrest warrant, between January 31 and March 22, Rhinehart is accused of converting approximately $603.67 of Chamber of Commerce funds for her personal gain. Rhinehart was booked at the Union County Detention Center. She has since been released on a $2500 personal recognizance bond. The case will be prosecuted by the 16th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

According to jail records, Rhinehart faces an additional charge of breach of trust with fraudulent intent, value greater than $10,000. WBCU News has reached out to SLED to find out if the warrant is theirs or if it is from local law enforcement. A personal recognizance bond of $2500 was set on that charge, as well. WBCU News will continue to follow the story and bring you further details as they become available.

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