A South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) employee has been charged with breach of trust after State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) officers say he tried to sell a traffic light.
Joe Edward Butler, 55, of Elgin was arrested Friday.
Butler is accused of selling a traffic signal cabinet belonging to SCDOT to a cooperating witness for $7,000, according to an arrest warrant.
The signal cabinet was valued at more than $10,000, and Butler did not have the authority to sell it, according to the warrant.
Butler was charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent over $10,000.
The warrant says Butler gave a verbal confession.