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Ex-Richland One superintendent charged with embezzling $500k

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) — A former Midlands school superintendent is facing embezzlement charges after a grand jury indictment.

Attorney General Henry McMaster said Wednesday the state grand jury indicted former Marion School District Two Superintendent Nathaniel Miller on 37 counts that also include conspiracy and forgery. Another man, Samuel G. Lindo, was also indicted on 28 of the charges Miller faces.

Police say Miller set up fake companies to steal more than $500,000 from both districts, using the money to pay mortgages, rent and college tuition for his children. Miller resigned as Marion superintendent after his January arrest.

Miller also previously worked for Richland School District One as an area superintendent from 2000-2005. Richland One spokeswoman Karen York said the district would not comment on pending litigation.

Before he was appointed superintendent of Marion schools, Miller was a candidate for superintendent of Fairfield County Schools. That position eventually went to Dr. Patrice Robinson of Lancaster.

Miller is free on bond, though it was not immediately clear if he had an attorney. Embezzlement of public funds is a felony offense punishable up to 20 years in prison and fines at the discretion of the court, according to SLED.

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