Berkeley County schools CFO Brantley Thomas fired; FBI investigating

Officials with Berkeley County School District have confirmed the chief financial officer at BCSD was fired Tuesday.

A press release issued Wednesday afternoon states district officials were contacted by Wells Fargo Bank requesting a meeting with the district's lawyers. The release stated the meeting request advised representatives of the bank and the FBI would be in attendance.

Superintendent Brenda Blackburn was informed Monday of an investigation into alleged criminal misconduct by chief financial officer Brantley Thomas.

An emergency school board meeting was called, Brantley was terminated and now the district is working with the FBI to review all finances and identify any irregularities.

“We appreciate Wells Fargo and the FBI for promptly bringing this to our attention,” said Board Chair Sally Wofford in the release. “We ask the public’s patience as we thoroughly investigate this serious matter and promise to take all appropriate actions.”

ABC News 4 was at Monday night's emergency meeting. It ended about an hour after it started with very little public comment. Board members declined to describe the nature of the allegations or what was discussed.

Thomas had been employed with BCSD since 1993.

ABC News 4 has reached out to the FBI to find out if Thomas has been charged or if there are any plans to charge him with a crime. We have not yet heard back.

Check back with ABC News 4 as we continue to follow this story.

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