[image-1]After leading a successful effort to give a dramatic pay increase to district officials, Charleston County School Board member Kevin Hollinshead was arrested on charges related to fraudulent checks, according to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Department.
Hollinshead turned himself over to authorities shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday after learning of two outstanding warrants issued for violation of South Carolina check law, stated a press release from the Sheriff’s Department. He was then transported to the Al Cannon Detention Center before being released on bond.
According to arrest warrants, Hollinshead issued checks on June 30 and Sept. 9, 2016 — one $95 payment to Pro Tech and one $240 payment to Marvin’s Meats — that subsequently bounced. A court affidavit claims that a certified letter was mailed to Hollinshead, but there was no response.
Hollinshead’s arrest comes 10 days after he voted in favor of granting he and his fellow school board members an annual salary of $14,428, a figure based on 40 percent of the starting salary for a teacher. Board members had previously received $25 per meeting attended, plus travel expenses. The pay raise was effective immediately.