Northern Michigan School Superintendent Accused of Stealing from Youth Football Program

A Northern Michigan school superintendent was arrested and charged with embezzlement.

Police say he stole money from a youth football organization.

Farwell Area Schools Superintendent David O’Bryant was charged with embezzlement greater than $1,000 but less than $20,000 and larceny by conversion of the same amount in Presque Isle County.

Police say he stole money while working with the Rogers City Bears Youth Football organization.

Police say David O’Bryant stole more than $1,000 from the organization starting in 2016 and through 2017.

Court documents allege that O’Bryant was taking in money to the program and then using it as his own.

It’s shocking news in the Rogers City community.

David O’Bryant was the superintendent at that same time police say he began taking money from the local youth football organization.

“I’m very disappointed there’s not little about it, I’m very disappointed, if he did in fact choose to do something like that,” said a former colleague.

We spoke with a former Rogers City educator, she wished to remain anonymous but said the allegations against O’Bryant are a shocking disappointment.

“It’s just plain disappointing, yes, it’s really hard, cause I kind of feel like he represented us, he was a part of us and it makes us look bad,” she added.

The Rogers City Bears youth football program, is not affiliated with the school district and is a non-profit organization.

They declined our request for comment but do say they are still in operation

O’Bryant will be back in Presque isle county district court on Tuesday.

If he’s convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison.