A criminal case against a former Vernon County department head will be heard by a judge from outside the county.
Richland County Judge William Sharp is being assigned to the misconduct case against Pamela Eitland, who had been human services director for Vernon County.
Eitland resigned from her post last month.
She’s accused of stealing more than $5,000 in money set aside for a foster children’s program.
Eitland is suspected of using that money to pay dental bills for her family.