A former business official with the Carterville schools is facing 16 federal counts related to his alleged theft of funds from the southern Illinois school district.
The charges included in an indictment against 30-year-old Todd Frazier now of Grand Rapids, Mich., include three counts of embezzlement and theft and 10 counts of wire fraud.
He also faces single counts of attempting to access a financial institution's computer without authorization, forging a check and making false statements to the FBI.
Authorities allege that Frazier carried out the scheme from August 2008 through February of last year while he was the school district's treasurer and payroll officer.
Online court records don't show whether he has an attorney. A message seeking comment was left Sunday at a Michigan telephone listing for Frazier.
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