John Dillon Cox

Cox

The former Quarter Master/Treasurer of local VFW Post #6444 is accused of using funds for his personal use.

On July 5, Georgetown police arrested John Dillon Cox, 41, of Goose Creek on charges of breach of trust with fraudulent Intent value for more than $10,000.

According to police, he is accused of embezzling $10,134.90 between May 12 and May 26 of this year. He was released on a $25,000 personal recognizance bond.

Cox was the Quarter Master of the post for approximately three years.

The post was made aware of the fraud when an auditor alerted them and a full investigation was made.

According to Post Commander George Furbee, Cox got rid of the checks and balances the organization had put into place but they have since reinstated their previous methods before he was Quarter Master.

“This is like a black eye for all us,” Furbee said. “We’ve had a lot of support over the years from the city and county. We have since corrected the issues and hope they continue to support us.”

This is the second case of embezzlement in less than a month of a Georgetown non-profit organization.

In June, Nichole Fant and Brittany Pecora of Myrtle Beach were arrested and accused of defrauding the South Carolina Maritime Museum/Harbor Historical Association o the tune of $43,838.