White Knoll Athletic Director Charged

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The Athletic Director of White Knoll High School has been arrested and charged with embezzling $135,596.

Bryan Butz is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.

According to warrants, between June of 2006 and September of this year Butz embezzled the money he was entrusted with in his capacity as the school’s athletic director through a bank account the school district did not authorize.

Deputies say Butz used money raised by the school’s booster club for personal expenses.  Officials with the district say Butz has been placed on leave with pay.