Brookfield Central HS choir director accused of embezzling nearly $50,000

Felony charges were filed Wednesday
Posted at 7:06 PM, Sep 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-08 20:13:17-04

BROOKFIELD -- The Brookfield Central High School choir director is accused of embezzling over $47,000 from the the program.

Phillip Olson, of West Bend, was fired back in April of last year, but felony charges for theft were filed Wednesday.

“Hopefully it will be justice will be taken care of, and hopefully that will show that this can't happen in these type of environments and for positions where students and other faculty are trusting them,” parent Shawn Quinn said.

According to a criminal complaint, he started taking money in 2010. Eventually, an assistant superintendent noticed there were a number of deposits missing from their student activity account.

Officials say he admitted to taking funds from the choir and depositing them in a non-authorized account to pay off his personal credit cards.

There was also an audit that had shown he was using the money to gamble.