The South Carolina Ethics Commission has confirmed that Amelia McKie still owes $51,800 to it.
This means that she has not paid one penny ($0.01) of her debt. A judgment was filed in the Richland County Common Pleas Court on July 10, 2019 - almost two years ago! Not. One. Penny.
And this is a person allowed to sit on the school board in Richland 2 (even though she has never taken the oat of office legally).
Why wouldn't the S.C. Department of Revenue be taking all steps to collect that $51,800? Is it possible that, if they think the debt is not collectable (or not collectable in full), then they just don't even try? Are there other creditors perched like crows on the clothes line, waiting for someone else to make the first move?
Should a trustee of the school board have impeccable credentials and credit worthiness?
If McKie paid just $1,000/month toward her debt, it would take her 52 months. More than four years!
Or $500/month? Then it would take 104 months.
Of course, $500/month out of the trustee's monthly pay of $800 is a pretty big hit. But 104 months is a long time.
But no payments? Does that mean that she is never going to pay any of it? The DOR should get busy and grab whatever it can, while it can. And if an elected person (not an "official", since she isn't even a legal school board member) has a huge financial responsibility, maybe that person just needs to be honorable and resign. I see a bankruptcy down the line, don't you? Would that cause cancellation of any bond she has for the school district?
What's up, Amelia? Do you ever plan to pay any of your debt? What's your plan? Do you even have a plan?