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Former Lexington County deputy charged with ‘double dipping’

Lexington, SC 04/11/2023 - State Law Enforcement Division agents have arrested a former Lexington County deputy accused of misrepresenting the number of hours he worked on official duty.

Gabriel William Mulkey, 25, is charged with misconduct in office and obtaining goods under false pretenses, according to arrest warrants.

"When I became aware of Mr. Mulkey's actions, which included showing on his time card he was on duty for the Sheriff’s Department when he was actually off duty and being paid by outside entities, I started the process to terminate his employment and asked SLED to review the matter," Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. "Deputies are held to a higher standard and honesty is a key part of that."

Koon terminated Mulkey Oct. 10, 2022.

Mulkey, a Leesville resident who formerly served as a patrol deputy, turned himself in Tuesday morning and was booked into the Lexington County Detention Center.


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