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Saluda County woman accused of stealing thousands from business

A Saluda County woman has been arrested after investigators said she stole nearly $200,000 from her employer over several years.

Robin White Hipp, 55, is charged with breach of trust, according to an arrest warrant.

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“Detectives opened an investigation when owners of a Leesville business contacted us with concerns about money missing from an account,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Based on our review of the evidence, we determined Hipp stole at least $189,000 from the business.”

Hipp wrote more than 240 checks to herself during an eight-year period she served as bookkeeper, according to Koon.

Saluda County deputies arrested Hipp Thursday. Lexington County deputies transported her to the Lexington County Detention Center. She was booked and eventually released on a personal recognizance bond.