Doak arrested on identity theft charge

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Jonathan Vickery - Staff Writer

A former girl's group home employee fired last year after embezzling money has been arrested again.
Shannon Keller Doak, 38, of Barnwell, was arrested Dec. 23 by the Barnwell County Sheriff's Office for identity fraud, according to her arrest report.
Doak was arrested after admitting she used the victim's identity to create a fake employee at her previous employer, the Ashleigh Place in Blackville, in order to receive pay checks. Ashleigh Place is a state funded group home for young girls.
The crime came to light after the victim tried to apply for SNAP at the Department of Social Services office. DSS officials told the victim she already drew $6,000, an amount she needed to repay because she failed to report she was working at Ashleigh Place while receiving government assistance, states the report.
The victim told authorities she "never worked a day in her life," states the report.
Deputies were led to Doak after a State Law Enforcement Division agent mentioned she used a name similar to the victim's while working at the Ashleigh Place. Doak was previously arrested in October 2013 for embezzling public funds. A SLED warrant from that arrest states Doak stole $18,500 from her employer by cashing checks made to a fictitious employee she created.
Doak was released on a personal recognizance bond for her latest charge.