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Mon Feb 25, 2019, 06:16 AM

Former Berkeley Co. school board CFO Brantley Thomas sentenced to 63 months; owes $1.2M restitution

Brantley Thomas, the man accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Berkeley County School District as its chief financial officer, was sentenced to 63 months in federal court today.

Thomas is facing both state and federal charges that include forgery, embezzlement, money laundering and public corruption.

The federal indictment alleges the 62-year-old used some $450 thousand, he took from the district to pay for things like travel and memberships to exclusive, private clubs.

While he was employed with the BCSD, Thomas was responsible for paying millions of dollars to vendors who provided services for the school district. Prosecutors determined the bulk of his scheme played out when he would intentionally overpay some vendors.

Read more: https://www.berkeleyind.com/news/former-berkeley-county-school-board-official-brantley-thomas-sentenced-to/article_a4822556-3533-11e9-8cac-a77bc8365adc.html

Mr. Thomas was ordered to pay $1.2 million in restitution. Addition state charges are pending.

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