Financial officer accused of taking more than $10,000 from Georgetown VFW, cops say

A 41-year-old man stole more than $10,000 from a Georgetown Veteran of Foreign Wars group, police say.

Georgetown City police charged John Dillon Cox, of Goose Creek, South Carolina, with breach of trust with fraudulent intent valued more than $10,000. He was arrested Friday and released on a $25,000 personal recognizance bond.

He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Police say Cox was the quartermaster/treasurer for VFW post #6444 on Church Street. The quartermaster is the top financial officer for a post.

Between May 2016 and May 2019, police say Cox embezzled $10,134.90 from the post, police say. He used the money for his personal use, according to authorities.

Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.