Agents: Official stole city money to pay luxury car repairs
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say the finance director of a South Carolina city took nearly $125,000 of the city’s money and spent it on repairs for a Jaguar and a Porsche.
The State Law Enforcement Division said former city of Clemson Finance Director Tom Sparacino was charged with embezzlement Tuesday.
A sworn statement from an agent says a city employee noticed suspicious charges earlier this year on city credit cards.
The statement says an audit determined Sparacino charged nearly $125,000 on city credit cards starting in 2011 and spent it on repairs and maintenance for a Porsche, Jaguar and Volvo registered in his name and to buy smartphones, and pay his personal cellphone bills.
It wasn’t known if Sparacino had a lawyer.