Former Brookfield Central choir director sentenced to 3 years for stealing $50K

Posted at 10:42 PM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 23:42:06-04

The former choir director at Brookfield Central High School was sentenced to three years in prison for stealing nearly $50,000. 

Police said Phillip Olson started taking money from the choir department in 2010. He said he used to gamble and pay off credit card debt. 

Eventually, an assistant superintendent noticed a number of deposits missing from the student activity account. 

Olson was arrested back in April 2015, but wasn’t charged until last September.