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County School Official Resigns Amid Embezzlement Probe

Boone County

A county school board member in West Virginia being investigated for embezzlement has resigned.Boone County

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

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports 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.