Former Ryle High School teacher charged with stealing over $100K from student organization

Former Ryle High School teacher charged with stealing over $100K from student organization (Clermont County Sheriff's Office)

CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) - A former Ryle High School teacher is accused of stealing $103,000 from a student organization. Bryan Bentley, 37, was indicted on charges of grand theft in Clermont County.

Bentley lives in Union Township and allegedly cashed the check in Clermont County.

Between January 2015 and October 2017, he was the treasure of the Future Business Leaders of America in Kentucky. There were two separate investigations into Bentley's spending.

Investigators say Bentley spent more than $52,000 from the organization for personal reasons.

While deputies were investigating that spending, Fifth Third Bank officials contacted the Clermont County Sheriff's Office. Between September and November 2017, the bank said Bentley wrote and cashed checks totaling more than $50,000 from an account linked to Ryle High School. Those checks came from a closed account.

Investigators say Ryle fired Bentley before the Clermont County Sheriff's Office got involved.

Bentley is scheduled to appear in court on June 27.

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