Sumter, SC (WLTX) - The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating the Sumter School District after an anonymous letter was sent to the sheriff's department claiming finances in the district were misspent.
The sheriff's department turned the letter over to sled and asked them to investigate since the district uses deputies as school resources.
The letter claims district employees purchased items for personal use. Some of those items include the following:
Items purchased on Wayfair website
Wicker Patio furniture
Picnic table umbrellas
Outdoor storage shed
Keurgi coffee makers
Metal outdoor picnic table
Steel trash cans
Outdoor water slide
Laser projector (house lights/decoration)
The letter also says a school portable building was given to a district employee.
Shelly Galloway the public information coordinator for Sumter Schools, issued a statement saying "After an anonymous letter was presented to the Board of Trustees at the June 5, 2017 Board meeting, the superintendent handed this matter over to local law enforcement. We are cooperating fully with all organizations that are investigating the allegations."