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      Former superintendent indicted for embezzlement

      Nathaniel Miller

      Tuesday afternoon, the state grand jury indicted the former school superintendent of Mullins' schools, Nathaniel Miller, on 37 counts of embezzlement.

      In January, state police arrested Miller for stealing more than $500,000 from Marion School District Two in Mullins.

      An arrest warrant says he used the money pay mortgages, his children's rent and their college tuition.

      Miller resigned as superintendent shortly after his arrest.

      Officials say he began taking the money from Marion School District Two in 2006, not long after he was hired as the district's superintendent.

      The indictment says Miller embezzled the money through a company he created called Creative Educational Learning Services.

      It says the company was set up to defraud the school district.

      According to the indictment, Marion School District Two submitted payment to the company multiple times.

      It also says in 2004, when Miller served as area superintendent for Richland School District One in Columbia, he embezzled thousands of dollars.

      The state grand jury indictment says Miller and a co-conspirator created a company called Renaissance Educational Consultants.

      It says Miller submitted invoices to the district for falsely asserted services provided by his company.

      According to the indictment, Miller approved the invoices and would cause the funds to be deposited into accounts controlled by him and his co-conspirator.

      The indictment goes on to say he also defrauded money from Marion School District Two through Renaissance Educational Consultants.

      The South Carolina Attorney General's Office is prosecuting this case.

      A trial date for Miller has not been set.

      He remains out of jail on a $75,000 bond.