CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – Berkeley County School District’s former chief financial officer, Brantley Thomas has been sentenced in federal court.
Thomas will serve 63 months in federal prison for a number of charges including fraud, money laundering and wire fraud.
He has admitted to stealing money from the school district while acting as CFO. Officials believe he stole about $1.2 million over the years through various schemes to deposit money into personal accounts.
A family friend reportedly gave him a job as a bookkeeper for their business after he was released from jail for those crimes.
However, Thomas was sent back to jail in December after he was accused of stealing from that business as well.
He still has several state charges, including 27 counts of embezzlement and two counts of forgery.
A grand jury first indicted him back in November.
Thomas now has 14 days to appeal.