Former Kentucky teacher accused of theft

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UNION, Ky. (AP) – A former Kentucky high school teacher is accused of taking money from a student group.

News outlets report 37-year-old Bryan Bentley faces two counts of grand theft in an indictment and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

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Bentley worked at Ryle High School in Union. Boone County school officials said in a statement Tuesday that he is no longer with the schools.

The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio said investigators believe Bentley took $52,000 from the Kentucky chapter of Future Business Leaders of America. Bentley had been the organization’s treasurer. Deputies said he also cashed more than $50,000 in checks on a closed account linked to Ryle High School.

Bentley’s employment with Ryle was terminated before the Ohio investigation.

No phone listing was available for Bentley.