The town clerk of Chapin, who was suspended by Chapin Mayor Skip Wilson and accused of mishandling town finances, has filed a lawsuit accusing him of defamation.
Adrienne Thompson accuses Wilson of making false allegations that have negatively impacted upon her career and reputation, in a suit filed by attorney Lewis Cromer.
Wilson has accused her of misappropriation of town funds, unauthorized purchases, ethics violations and nepotism, but she has denied any wrongdoing and asserted that town officials were aware of all of the transactions.
Thompson has also filed an age discrimination lawsuit against Mayor Wilson.
Officials at the State Law Enforcement Division have been called in to look into Wilson’s claims about Thompson, most of which center on spending for a new Town Hall.
Embezzlement Totaling Nearly $2 Million Charged
A Chapin woman accused of stealing $1.9 million from a doctor’s office where she worked has been arrested, according to several news reports.
Chandra Padgett, 43, is charged with embezzling the money from Advanced Pain Therapies in Irmo, where she worked as an office manager. She is scheduled to appear before U.S. Judge Joe Anderson on June 6.
Authorities say Padgett used the money to take vacations and even pay her personal credit card bills.
Police allege the theft took place from January of 2010 to December of this year.
Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ
Join The Palladium Society Thursday, October 23rd from 7-10 p.m. for its 11th annual silent auction, featuring music by The Mustache Brothers and catering by Bourbon and The Oak Table. Tickets are $30 at the door and include admission, drinks, and food. Get yours online now!
The Other Place at Trustus Theatre
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. A mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth of Juliana’s mental health boils to the surface in The Other Place, running at Trustus Theatre October 17th through November 1st. There will be a talk-back following the matinee on October 19th. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732.
3LAU on Sunday, October 26th and the Unofficial Skrillex Mothership Tour After-Party on the 27th. More information and tickets for both can be found here. VIP tables available.
Four Miles, Twelve Doughnuts
Winston’s Wish aims to increase knowledge and understanding of children with autism, and you can help by participating in the 4.donut Race on October 25th. Start at Edventure Children’s Museum, run 2 miles to Krispy Kreme, eat 12 doughnuts, and run back! Registration is required and can be done here before October 23rd at 5 p.m.
King Lear in Finlay Park
October 16th-18th and 22nd-25th, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All performances held at the Finlay Park Ampitheatre at 7:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here or call 803-665-2000.
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