- Associated Press - Saturday, April 15, 2017

MADISON, W.Va. (AP) - A county school board member in West Virginia being investigated for embezzlement has resigned.

Danny Cantley had served on the Boone County school board for more than two decades.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports (bit.ly/2oCmRp1) Cantley’s reason for resigning was unclear.

West Virginia State Police confirmed last month that Cantley and former board president Mark Sumpter were under investigation as part of an embezzlement case for receiving property that belonged to the school system.

Last month, police arrested two employees of the school system’s transportation department after they allegedly stole more than $20,000 through fraudulent purchases. Before their arraignment the two men told police they made fraudulent purchases for Cantley and Sumpter. Sumpter resigned in October.

Board President Joe Tagliente announced the county’s schools superintendent had received Cantley’s resignation last weekend.


Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, https://wvgazettemail.com.

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