Allendale Town Administrator Pleads Guilty to Theft of Federal Funds
Columbia, South Carolina --- United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Harold Dewayne Ennis, Jr., 48, of Allendale, South Carolina, pled guilty in federal court to theft of federal funds.
The Information to which Ennis pled guilty states that Ennis has held the position of Allendale Town Administrator since around the year 2000. In his role as Town Administrator, Dewayne Ennis had authority to manage and use Town funds. In 2015, he began siphoning funds from the Town of Allendale for personal and unofficial uses, including vehicle purchases, automobile repairs, home repairs, and receiving payment from the Town of Allendale for hours worked elsewhere.
Ennis faces of maximum penalty of ten years in federal prison. Senior United States District Judge Cameron Currie will sentence him after receiving and reviewing a presentencing report prepared by the United States Probation Office.
The charges against Ennis were the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. Assistant United States Attorney Alyssa Leigh Richardson of the Columbia office is prosecuting the case.