Wednesday, January 20, 2010

South Carolina School Superintendent Arrested For Embezzling More Than $500K

Dr. Nathaniel Miller, 50, of Mullins, South Carolina, was arrested earlier this week on charges he misappropriated $503,199.50 from Marion School District 2, where he had served as superintendent until his resignation Tuesday. According to authorities, Miller admitted to taking the funds over a period of nearly four years between March 2006 and early January 2010 for his own person use, including paying mortgages, college tuition and rent for his children, among other things. Specifically, Miller was charged with embezzlement of public funds and faces up to 20 years in prison, plus restitution and fines, if convicted.

Read the story here and here.
Update (11/16/10): Miller was formally indicted on 37 embezzlement counts today. The indictment also alleges that Miller embezzled "thousands of dollars" in 2004 when he was superintendent of Richland School District One in Columbia, South Carolina. Miller and a co-conspirator allegedly formed a phony company, Renaissance Educational Consultants, which billed the school district and from which they took the proceeds.

Update (10/19/11): Miller has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As a former student of Mullins High School, I was wondering if you or anyone knew whether he had gone to trial yet or not?